15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Fargo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Minot
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Williston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Regent
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
days
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Museum-lovers will appreciate Red River Zoo and Roger Maris Museum. When in Fargo, make a side trip to see Fort Abercrombie in Abercrombie, approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Fargo Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville USA, admire all the interesting features of Newman Outdoor Field, and have some family-friendly fun at Scheels Arena.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fargo road trip planner .

New York City to Fargo is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Fargo. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get little chillier in Fargo: highs are around 74°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Abercrombie
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Fort Abercrombie ©
Fort Abercrombie
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum

1
day
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica, then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Jamestown trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Fargo to Jamestown by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Jamestown

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica

1
day
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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Scandinavian Heritage Park, stroll through Roosevelt Park Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Minot itinerary website .

Drive from Jamestown to Minot in 3 hours. September in Minot sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Minot

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum

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day
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, then contemplate the long history of Fort Buford State Historic Site, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Union Trading Post.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Williston trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Minot to Williston takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Williston are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Things to do in Williston

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post
Fort Buford State Historic Site ©
Fort Buford State Historic Site

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at South Unit and North Unit. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, get great views at Badlands Overlook, and get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Theodore Roosevelt National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Williston to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Regent.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #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

1
day
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Enchanted Highway.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Regent trip planner .

You can drive from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Regent in 2 hours. In September in Regent, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Regent

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

3
days
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Visit Fort Mandan and On-A-Slant Village for their historical value. North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dakota Zoo, grab your bike and head to Keelboat Park, ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and contemplate the long history of Camp Hancock State Historic Site.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bismarck trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Regent to Bismarck takes 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Washburn, Mandan
Highlights from your plan
Fort Mandan ©
Fort Mandan
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo

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