8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Fargo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Bismarck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Pittsburgh

2
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Get out of town with these interesting Fargo side-trips: Fort Abercrombie (in Abercrombie) and Grand Forks (University of North Dakota, Ralph Engelstad Arena, & more). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Newman Outdoor Field, get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville USA.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fargo travel itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fairmont to Fargo. The time zone difference when traveling from Fairmont to Fargo is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Fairmont in September, with highs in Fargo at 72°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Grand Forks, Fort Abercrombie
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Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Newman Outdoor Field ©
Newman Outdoor Field

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 1st (Sat), go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Building, and then take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at The Dakota Zoo, then let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and then contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bismarck trip generator.

Explore your travel options from Fargo to Bismarck with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Bismarck can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trip

Mandan
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores, then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and then explore the striking landscape of South Unit.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Medora itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Bismarck to Medora with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Medora. In October, daily temperatures in Medora can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook