12 days in North Dakota Itinerary

12 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota trip planner
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jamestown
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fargo
— 3 nights
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Medora — 2 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Pioneer Trails Regional Museum and Harold Schafer Heritage Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate Painted Canyon Overlook and South Unit. It doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Petrified Forest Loop.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Medora day trip site.

Austin to Medora is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Austin to Medora, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in June, expect nights in Medora to be much colder, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bismarck.
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Bismarck — 3 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Museum-lovers will get to explore North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and Gateway to Science. Visit Assumption Abbey and Dinosaurs of the Prairie for their historical value. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bismarck trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Medora to Bismarck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Medora to Bismarck is 1 hour. June in Bismarck sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jamestown.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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Jamestown — 3 nights

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Barnes County Historical Society and Stutsman County Memorial Museum. Appreciate the collections at National Buffalo Museum and Frontier Village. When in Jamestown, make a side trip to see Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum in Wimbledon, approximately Wimbledon away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint James Basilica.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jamestown trip planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fargo.
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Fargo — 3 nights

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site and Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum. North Dakota Museum of Art and Red River Zoo will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church and contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fargo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Fargo takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Fargo are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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North Dakota travel guide

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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.
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