9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Glacier National Park
Taxi + Fly:  8 h
1
Fargo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bismarck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Minot
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
End: Boston

2
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Fargo Air Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville, then see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Red River Zoo.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fargo day trip planning website.

Glacier National Park to Fargo is an approximately 7- hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Fargo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in December, expect Fargo to be slightly colder, temps between 24°F and 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jamestown using our trip planner.

Getting from Fargo to Jamestown by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Historic Sites
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica

2
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, and finally appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park, and finally make a trip to Salem Sue.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bismarck trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Jamestown to Bismarck in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Salem Sue, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
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North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
Salem Sue ©
Salem Sue

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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll 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 ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Minot travel planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to Minot in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°F, and evening lows to 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow 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. On the 23rd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of South Unit, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and then see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Medora trip tool.

Traveling by car from Minot to Medora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December in Medora, expect temperatures between 28°F during the day and 11°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Fri).

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
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
Von Hoffman House ©
Von Hoffman House