9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Medora
— 2 nights
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Minot
— 2 nights
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Bismarck
— 2 nights
4
Fargo
— 2 nights

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Harold Schafer Heritage Center and Petrified Forest Loop. Take a break from Medora with a short trip to Oxbow Overlook in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Unit.

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Springfield to Medora is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Springfield to Medora. Traveling from Springfield in September, expect Medora to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Harold Schafer Heritage Center ©
Harold Schafer Heritage Center
Petrified Forest Loop ©
Petrified Forest Loop

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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Oak Park, walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at North Dakota State Fair Center and then brush up on your military savvy at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Minot trip builder tool.

You can drive from Medora to Minot in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. September in Minot sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Oak Park ©
Oak Park
North Dakota State Fair Center ©
North Dakota State Fair Center

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 17th (Thu), contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, then enjoy some diversion at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and then have fun at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, and finally walk around General Sibley Park & Campground.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bismarck trip builder app.

Getting from Minot to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Mandan
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
General Sibley Park & Campground ©
General Sibley Park & Campground
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Fargo Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville, and then learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf, then examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum, and then let little ones run wild at Lindenwood Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Fargo trip planner.

Getting from Bismarck to Fargo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bonanzaville
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Lindenwood Park ©
Lindenwood Park
Bonanzaville ©
Bonanzaville