9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Minot
— 1 day
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Williston
— 1 night
Drive
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Medora
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bismarck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive
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Fargo
— 1 night
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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 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Dakota Territory Air Museum and then get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Minot journey planner.

Lexington to Minot is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Lexington to Minot, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lexington in September, with highs in Minot at 72°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Williston.

Things to do in Minot

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

1
night
Williston

Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. On the 27th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Fort Buford State Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Fort Union Trading Post, and then explore the galleries of Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Williston holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Minot to Williston takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Williston

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

3
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Medora

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at South Unit. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and get great views at Badlands Overlook.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Medora journey builder.

Getting from Williston to Medora by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Williston to Medora is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

2
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Custer House, let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and then steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, and finally explore the activities along Missouri River.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bismarck trip tool.

You can drive from Medora to Bismarck 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 September, daytime highs in Bismarck are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

1
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Jamestown

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jamestown sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

1
night
Fargo

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red River Zoo and then contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fargo trip planner.

Getting from Jamestown to Fargo by car takes about 2 hours. October in Fargo sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

North Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.