13 days in North Dakota Itinerary

13 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Medora
— 3 nights
2
Bismarck
— 3 nights
3
Jamestown
— 1 night
4
Grand Forks
— 2 nights
5
Fargo
— 3 nights

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Harold Schafer Heritage Center and Pioneer Trails Regional Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Petrified Forest Loop and Caprock-Coulee Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Medora: Watford City (Cannonball Concretions Pullout, River Bend Overlook, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, trek along Oxbow Overlook, stop by Prairie Fire Pottery, and ride a horse along Maah Daah Hey Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Medora day trip site.

New Orleans to Medora is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Medora. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect colder with lows of °F in Medora. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Watford City, Prairie Fire Pottery, Pioneer Trails Regional Museum
Highlights from your plan
Petrified Forest Loop ©
Petrified Forest Loop
Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook
Maah Daah Hey Trail ©
Maah Daah Hey Trail

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as General Sibley Park & Campground and Hawktree Golf Club. Escape the urban bustle at Cross Ranch State Park and Fort Stevenson State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Lake Sakakawea State Park (in Mercer) and Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex (in Coleharbor). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park, and appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bismarck trip app.

Traveling by car from Medora to Bismarck takes 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Bismarck. Traveling from Medora in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bismarck, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cross Ranch State Park, Fort Stevenson State Park, Lake Sakakawea State Park, Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Universal Playground/ Eagles Park
Highlights from your plan
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex ©
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Lake Sakakawea State Park ©
Lake Sakakawea State Park
Fort Stevenson State Park ©
Fort Stevenson State Park

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): join the crowd at Jamestown Speedway, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint James Basilica, and then see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jamestown online travel planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Jamestown

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum
Jamestown Speedway ©
Jamestown Speedway

2
nights
Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. On the 11th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Turtle River State Park and then join the crowd at River Cities Speedway. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at North Dakota Museum of Art, tee off at King's Walk Golf Course, and then get engrossed in the history at Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks trip builder tool.

Drive from Jamestown to Grand Forks in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Forks can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Museums Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Turtle River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Turtle River State Park ©
Turtle River State Park
North Dakota Museum of Art ©
North Dakota Museum of Art

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Barnes County Historical Society and Fort Ransom State Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site and Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church. Step out of Fargo with an excursion to Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway in Valley City--about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: tee off at Edgewood Golf and let the kids burn off some steam at Lindenwood Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fargo trip planner.

Getting from Grand Forks to Fargo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Valley City, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, Fort Ransom State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Ransom State Park ©
Fort Ransom State Park
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Barnes County Historical Society ©
Barnes County Historical Society

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