11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Omaha
Fly:  5 h
1
Fargo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Bismarck
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Medora
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Omaha

3
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fargo: Barnes County Historical Society (in Valley City), Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton) and Jamestown (Frontier Village & National Buffalo Museum). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville USA, see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fargo trip planner .

Omaha to Fargo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Omaha in October, with highs in Fargo at 59°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Jamestown, Barnes County Historical Society, Chahinkapa Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to Minot (Roosevelt Park Zoo & Scandinavian Heritage Park) and Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, and sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bismarck day trip planner.

Drive from Fargo to Bismarck in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washburn, Mandan, Minot, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Step out of Medora to go to Regent and see Enchanted Highway, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, get to know the fascinating history of South Unit, take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores, and look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Medora online tour planner .

You can drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Medora due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Medora can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Enchanted Highway, Prairie Fire Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

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