9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  2 h 15 min
1
Bismarck
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Medora
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
New Town
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Bottineau
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Grand Forks
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center) and Salem Sue (in New Salem). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bismarck driving holiday planner.

Minneapolis to Bismarck is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Bismarck. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn, Salem Sue
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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building

1
night
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, then take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and finally get to know the fascinating history of South Unit. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Medora trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bismarck to Medora by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Bismarck in September, plan for slightly colder days in Medora, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to New Town.

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
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site ©
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site
Badlands Overlook ©
Badlands Overlook

1
night
New Town

New Town ©
New Town is a city in Mountrail County, North Dakota in the United States. On the 6th (Thu), try to win big at 4 Bears Casino.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read New Town sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Medora to New Town takes 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to New Town due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in New Town are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bottineau.

Things to do in New Town

Fun & Games Casinos
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4 Bears Casino ©
4 Bears Casino

1
night
Bottineau

Bottineau ©
Bottineau is a city in Bottineau County, North Dakota, United States. On the 7th (Fri), let the kids burn off some steam at Tommy Turtle Statue and then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Metigoshe State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bottineau holiday builder tool.

Drive from New Town to Bottineau in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bottineau can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Bottineau

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Lake Metigoshe State Park ©
Lake Metigoshe State Park
Tommy Turtle Statue ©
Tommy Turtle Statue

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Forks sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Bottineau to Grand Forks in 3.5 hours. September in Grand Forks sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Shopping
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Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop

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