10 days in North Dakota Itinerary

10 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fly to Bismarck, Drive to Medora
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Medora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Watford City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive
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Bottineau
— 1 night
Drive
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Devils Lake
— 1 night
Drive
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Cavalier
— 1 night
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Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Maah Daah Hey Trail and Petrified Forest Loop. Step out of the city life by going to South Unit and Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Medora trip itinerary maker website.

New York City to Medora is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Medora is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, Medora is a bit cooler at night with lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Watford City.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Watford City

— 3 nights
Watford City, founded in 1914, is a city in and the county seat of McKenzie County, North Dakota, United States. Escape the urban bustle at River Bend Overlook and Oxbow Overlook. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caprock-Coulee Trail and Cannonball Concretions Pullout. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at North Unit.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Watford City road trip planning site.

You can drive from Medora to Watford City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Medora to Watford City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Watford City sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Kenmare.

Things to do in Watford City

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kenmare

— 1 night
Kenmare is a city in Ward County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kenmare travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Watford City to Kenmare takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kenmare are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bottineau.

Things to do in Kenmare

Scenic Drive · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Bottineau

— 1 night
Bottineau is a city in Bottineau County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Tommy Turtle Statue and then admire the majestic nature at Lake Metigoshe State Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bottineau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Bottineau takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Bottineau can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Devils Lake.

Things to do in Bottineau

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Devils Lake

— 1 night
Devils Lake is a city in Ramsey County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Sullys Hill National Game Preserve and then admire the majestic nature at Grahams Island State Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Devils Lake trip planner.

Getting from Bottineau to Devils Lake by car takes about 2 hours. May in Devils Lake sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cavalier.

Things to do in Devils Lake

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cavalier

— 1 night
Cavalier is a city in Pembina County, North Dakota, United States. On the 30th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Icelandic State Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cavalier travel route site.

Traveling by car from Devils Lake to Cavalier takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cavalier

Nature · Parks
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North Dakota travel guide

4.5
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
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.