10 days in Phoenix & North Dakota Itinerary

10 days in Phoenix & North Dakota Itinerary

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10 days in Phoenix & North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
1
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Williston
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Downtown Historic Area and Old Adobe Mission are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Desert Botanical Garden and Lynx Lake Recreation Area. When in Phoenix, make a side trip to see Goldfield Ghost Town in Apache Junction, approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Renewal Center, and explore the world behind art at Heard Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Phoenix. In July, plan for daily highs up to 106°F, and evening lows to 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Prescott, Goldfield Ghost Town, Franciscan Renewal Center
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Balloon Rides

1
night
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Mandan, appreciate the extensive heritage of The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, then pause for some photo ops at Sakakawea Statue, and finally stroll through The Dakota Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, then let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Buffalo Statue.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bismarck driving holiday website .

Explore your travel options from Phoenix to Bismarck with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Bismarck is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in July; daily highs in Bismarck reach 85°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washburn, Mandan
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Oxbow Overlook, get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and then get to know the fascinating history of South Unit.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Medora trip planner .

Getting from Bismarck to Medora by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Medora, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

1
night
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Sitting Bull, then steep yourself in history at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, then contemplate the long history of Fort Buford State Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Union Trading Post.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Williston trip planner .

You can drive from Medora to Williston in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Medora to Williston is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Williston can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Williston

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post
Fort Buford State Historic Site ©
Fort Buford State Historic Site

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