9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Bismarck
— 1 night
2
Regent
— 1 night
3
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 2 nights
4
Minot
— 1 night
5
Grand Forks
— 1 night

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): 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 steep yourself in history at Camp Hancock State Historic Site, and finally meet the residents at The Dakota Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Keelboat Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and finally steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bismarck trip itinerary maker.

Halifax, Canada to Bismarck is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Halifax in September, you will find days in Bismarck are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Regent.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Enchanted Highway.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Regent online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Regent takes 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Regent due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park displays Great Plains wildlife such as bison, wild horses, elk, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs in a mixed landscape of expansive prairie and craggy badlands.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and finally explore the striking landscape of South Unit.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park planning app.

Getting from Regent to Theodore Roosevelt National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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 30th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo and then stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Minot trip builder site.

You can drive from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Minot in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Minot is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Minot are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Minot

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

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Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. On the 1st (Mon), look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument, then catch a live event at Ralph Engelstad Arena, and finally deepen your understanding at University of North Dakota.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Forks trip planner.

You can drive from Minot to Grand Forks in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Shopping
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Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop
Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota