14 days in North Dakota Itinerary

14 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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14 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Medora
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Regent
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Minot
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Fargo
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Springfield

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to Salem Sue (in New Salem) and Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park, steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village, and pause for some photo ops at Sakakawea Statue.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bismarck trip tool .

Springfield to Bismarck is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Springfield in August, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Bismarck. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washburn, Mandan, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site, Salem Sue
Highlights from your plan
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©

4
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Glendive (Makoshika State Park & Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum), Cannonball Concretions Pullout (in Watford City) and North Unit (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, get great views at Badlands Overlook, and get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Medora online journey planner .

Getting from Bismarck to Medora by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bismarck to Medora is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bismarck in August, plan for little chillier nights in Medora, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Glendive, Prairie Fire Pottery, Cannonball Concretions Pullout
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. On the 1st (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Enchanted Highway.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Regent visit planner .

Drive from Medora to Regent in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Regent can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

1
night
Minot

Minot ©
Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. On the 2nd (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then examine the collection at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Minot trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Regent to Minot takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Regent to Minot, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Minot sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, and finally bet on your favorite at Jamestown Speedway.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jamestown trip builder website .

Drive from Minot to Jamestown in 3 hours. In September in Jamestown, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Jamestown Speedway ©
Jamestown Speedway

3
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Explore Fargo's surroundings by going to Grand Forks (University of North Dakota & Widman's Candy Shop). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drekker Brewing Company, examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fargo trip planner .

You can drive from Jamestown to Fargo in 2 hours. September in Fargo sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Grand Forks, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
Highlights from your plan
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum