15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Austin
Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Fargo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Bismarck
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Williston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Medora
— 4 nights
Drive:  25​h
End: Austin

4
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Let the collections at Red River Zoo and Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Bonanzaville USA and Phelps Mill are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fargo: Fort Abercrombie (in Abercrombie), Maple River Winery (in Casselton) and Widman's Candy Shop (in Grand Forks). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Detroit Lake Public Beach, admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum, and don't miss a visit to Otto the Big Otter.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fargo journey tool .

Austin to Fargo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Austin in July, expect Fargo to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Widman's Candy Shop, Phelps Mill, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Otto the Big Otter
Highlights from your plan
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, and finally examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jamestown tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Fargo to Jamestown by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Jamestown are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum

2
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Mandan. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, grab your bike and head to Keelboat Park, then steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village, then enjoy some diversion at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bismarck day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Bismarck takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washburn, Mandan
Highlights from your plan
Fort Mandan ©
Fort Mandan

1
night
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Fort Buford State Historic Site, then take an in-depth tour of Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, then steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, and finally appreciate the history behind Sitting Bull.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Williston trip planner .

Getting from Bismarck to Williston by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Williston

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post
Fort Buford State Historic Site ©
Fort Buford State Historic Site

4
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. You'll explore and learn at Chateau de Mores and Harold Schafer Heritage Center. Assumption Abbey and North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Post Office (in Grassy Butte) and Enchanted Highway (in Regent). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Badlands Overlook and contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Medora trip maker tool .

Getting from Williston to Medora by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Williston to Medora due to the time zone difference. In July in Medora, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Assumption Abbey, Old Post Office, Enchanted Highway
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site ©
Assumption Abbey ©
Assumption Abbey

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