15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Medora
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Minot
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bismarck
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Fargo
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Chicago

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Caprock-Coulee Trail and River Bend Overlook. When in Medora, make a side trip to see Cannonball Concretions Pullout in Watford City, approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Oxbow Overlook, get to know the fascinating history of South Unit, and admire all the interesting features of Petrified Forest Loop.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Medora road trip website .

Chicago to Medora is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Medora is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in Medora hover around 76°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Watford City
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Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook
River Bend Overlook ©
River Bend Overlook
Caprock-Coulee Trail ©
Caprock-Coulee Trail

3
nights
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like North Dakota State Fair Center and Oak Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minot: Bottineau (Lake Metigoshe State Park & Tommy Turtle Statue) and Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (in Kenmare). There's more to do: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Minot tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Medora to Minot takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Medora to Minot is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Minot are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bottineau, Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge
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North Dakota State Fair Center ©
North Dakota State Fair Center
Lake Metigoshe State Park ©
Lake Metigoshe State Park
Oak Park ©
Oak Park

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Dakota Zoo and Gateway to Science. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beaver Lake State Park and Keelboat Park. Change things up with a short trip to Cross Ranch State Park in Center (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: tee off at Hawktree Golf Club, let the kids burn off some steam at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park, have fun at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and walk around General Sibley Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bismarck trip builder website .

You can drive from Minot to Bismarck in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mandan, Cross Ranch State Park, Beaver Lake State Park
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Beaver Lake State Park ©
Beaver Lake State Park
Cross Ranch State Park ©
Cross Ranch State Park

4
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lindenwood Park and Fort Ransom State Park. Bring the kids along to Chahinkapa Zoo and Red River Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fargo: Turtle River State Park (in Arvilla), Ralph Engelstad Arena (in Grand Forks) and Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway (in Valley City). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Scheels Arena and take in the views from Veterans memorial bridge.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fargo trip planner .

You can drive from Bismarck to Fargo in 3 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Fort Ransom State Park, Chahinkapa Zoo, Ralph Engelstad Arena, Turtle River State Park, Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway
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Lindenwood Park ©
Lindenwood Park
Chahinkapa Zoo ©
Chahinkapa Zoo
Fort Ransom State Park ©
Fort Ransom State Park

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