15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Medora
— 3 nights
2
Minot
— 3 nights
3
Bismarck
— 4 nights
4
Fargo
— 4 nights

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Petrified Forest Loop and River Bend Overlook. Step out of Medora with an excursion to Cannonball Concretions Pullout in Watford City--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at South Unit. The adventure continues: hike along Oxbow Overlook, stroll through Caprock-Coulee Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Medora visit planner.

Chicago to Medora is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. 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 Chicago to Medora. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Medora at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to 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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like North Dakota State Fair Center and Scandinavian Heritage Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Metigoshe State Park and Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge. Step out of Minot to go to Bottineau and see Tommy Turtle Statue, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: have fun at Oak Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Minot online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Medora to Minot takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Medora to Minot, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Minot are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Custer House and Hawktree Golf Club. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Dakota Zoo and North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bismarck: Cross Ranch State Park (in Center) and Beaver Lake State Park (in Wishek). And it doesn't end there: stroll around General Sibley Park & Campground, let little ones run wild at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park, grab your bike and head to Keelboat Park, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bismarck holiday builder site.

You can drive from Minot to Bismarck in 2 hours. In June in Bismarck, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. 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
Highlights from your plan
Custer House ©
Custer House
Cross Ranch State Park ©
Cross Ranch State Park
Beaver Lake State Park ©
Beaver Lake 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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scheels Arena and Veterans Memorial Bridge. Explore hidden gems such as Turtle River State Park and Fort Ransom State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fargo: Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton), Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway (in Valley City) and Ralph Engelstad Arena (in Grand Forks). There's more to do: let little ones run wild at Lindenwood Park and learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fargo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Fargo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Fargo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Turtle River State Park, Fort Ransom State Park, Chahinkapa Zoo, Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, Ralph Engelstad Arena
Highlights from your plan
Turtle River State Park ©
Turtle River State Park
Fort Ransom State Park ©
Fort Ransom State Park
Scheels Arena ©
Scheels Arena

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