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
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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 Petrified Forest Loop. Your inner history buff will appreciate Painted Canyon Overlook and South Unit. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Harold Schafer Heritage Center.

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Austin to Medora is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Medora, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car 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 Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site and Assumption Abbey for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Dinosaurs of the Prairie in Napoleon (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bismarck visit website.

Getting from Medora to Bismarck by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Medora to Bismarck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Bismarck sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jamestown.
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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 Saint James Basilica. 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: see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

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

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. 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 drive 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 Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church. Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum and Red River Zoo will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Fargo to go to Grand Forks and see North Dakota Museum of Art, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fargo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Fargo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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North Dakota travel guide

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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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