11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Williston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Mandan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Devils Lake
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Wahpeton
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Denver

1
night
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. On the 25th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fort Buford State Historic Site.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Williston trip builder site .

Denver to Williston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Williston. In September, Williston is a bit cooler than Denver - with highs of 73°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Things to do in Williston

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Watford City
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River Bend Overlook ©
River Bend Overlook
Cannonball Concretions Pullout ©
Cannonball Concretions Pullout
Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post

4
nights
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.
Visiting Little Missouri National Grassland and Oxbow Overlook will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at South Unit and Painted Canyon Overlook. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Caprock-Coulee Trail, grab your bike and head to Maah Daah Hey Trail, take an in-depth tour of Harold Schafer Heritage Center, and take a memorable drive along Petrified Forest Loop.

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Drive from Williston to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Williston to Theodore Roosevelt National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mandan.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Medora
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Little Missouri National Grassland ©
Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook
South Unit ©
South Unit

2
nights
Mandan

Mandan ©
Mandan is a city on the eastern border of Morton County and is the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): tee off at Hawktree Golf Club, then steep yourself in history at Former Governor's Mansion, and then steep yourself in history at Custer House. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Keelboat Park, immerse yourself in nature at Cross Ranch State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Mandan.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mandan trip planning tool .

You can drive from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Mandan in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Mandan is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Mandan can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Devils Lake.

Things to do in Mandan

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Bismarck, Fort Mandan, Cross Ranch State Park
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Former Governor's Mansion ©
Former Governor's Mansion
Cross Ranch State Park ©
Cross Ranch State Park
Keelboat Park ©
Keelboat Park

2
nights
Devils Lake

Devils Lake ©
Devils Lake is a city in Ramsey County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Grahams Island State Park and then explore the activities along Devils Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort Totten State Historic Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, and then try your luck at Spirit Lake Casino.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Devils Lake travel planner.

Drive from Mandan to Devils Lake in 3 hours. October in Devils Lake sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wahpeton.

Things to do in Devils Lake

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Michael, Fort Totten State Historic Site
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Grahams Island State Park ©
Grahams Island State Park
Sullys Hill National Game Preserve ©
Fort Totten State Historic Site ©
Fort Totten State Historic Site

1
night
Wahpeton

Wahpeton ©
Wahpeton is a city in Richland County, in southeastern North Dakota, United States. On the 5th (Fri), meet the residents at Chahinkapa Zoo and then get engrossed in the history at Fort Abercrombie.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Wahpeton trip planner .

You can drive from Devils Lake to Wahpeton in 3.5 hours. In October in Wahpeton, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wahpeton

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Fort Abercrombie
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Fort Abercrombie ©
Fort Abercrombie
Chahinkapa Zoo ©
Chahinkapa Zoo

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