8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Aldie
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Minot
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fargo
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Aldie

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of South Unit and then explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Medora road trip app .

Aldie to Medora is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Aldie in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Medora, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Minot

Minot ©
Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then examine the collection at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Minot planning tool .

Traveling by car from Medora to Minot takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Medora to Minot, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Minot can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo

1
night
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bismarck planning tool .

Getting from Minot to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bismarck can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Shopping Museums
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jamestown vacation planner .

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. July in Jamestown sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum

1
night
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Visit Fargo-Moorhead has been added to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fargo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Fargo takes 2 hours. July in Fargo sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Visit Fargo-Moorhead ©
Visit Fargo-Moorhead