9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fly to Bismarck, Drive to Medora
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Medora
— 3 nights
Drive
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Minot
— 1 night
Drive
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Bismarck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fargo
— 2 nights
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Medora

— 3 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Attractions like Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Chateau de Mores State Historic Site make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at South Unit. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, and get great views at Badlands Overlook.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Medora online trip planner.

Springfield to Medora is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Springfield in July, expect little chillier with lows of 55°F in Medora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:

Minot

— 1 night
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 29th (Wed): walk around Oak Park, stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Minot trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Medora to Minot takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. July in Minot sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

Bismarck

— 2 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue, then steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Custer House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, and finally explore the activities along Missouri River.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bismarck road trip site.

Traveling by car from Minot to Bismarck takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bismarck can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Fargo

— 2 nights
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville, then learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, and then get in on the family fun at Thunder Road Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf and then examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fargo road trip site.

Getting from Bismarck to Fargo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. In July in Fargo, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Golf

Side Trip

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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.