8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Fargo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Minot
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Mandan
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
night
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fargo trip planner.

New York City to Fargo is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Fargo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fargo, with lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica.

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Drive from Fargo to Jamestown in 2 hours. In May in Jamestown, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Jamestown

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

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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. On the 7th (Thu), walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and then brush up on your military savvy at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Minot online journey planner.

You can drive from Jamestown to Minot in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Minot can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

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
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, and then get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and finally get to know the fascinating history of South Unit.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Medora tour planner.

You can drive from Minot to Medora in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Minot to Medora is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Minot in May since evenings lows in Medora dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Mandan.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Badlands Overlook ©
Badlands Overlook

2
nights
Mandan

Mandan ©
Mandan is a city on the eastern border of Morton County and is the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village, then let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, then get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Mandan day trip website.

Drive from Medora to Mandan in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May in Mandan, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mandan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bismarck
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum