8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fargo
— 1 night
2
Bismarck
— 3 nights
3
Minot
— 1 night
4
Medora
— 2 nights

1
night
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 15th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Fargo Air Museum and then have some family-friendly fun at Sky Zone Fargo. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville, learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fargo planner.

Chicago to Fargo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in July, Fargo is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bonanzaville
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Dakota Zoo and Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to Salem Sue (in New Salem) and Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, explore the activities along Missouri River, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., and get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bismarck trip builder.

Getting from Fargo to Bismarck by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daytime highs in Bismarck are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn, Salem Sue
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building

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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Dakota Square Mall, stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Minot online travel route planner.

Drive from Bismarck to Minot in 2 hours. In July in Minot, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Dakota Square Mall ©
Dakota Square Mall

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 21st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook and then get to know the fascinating history of South Unit. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Medora trip planner.

Traveling by car from Minot to Medora takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minot to Medora. In July, daytime highs in Medora are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook