15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Fargo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Saint Michael
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coleharbor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Williston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Medora
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Popular historic sites such as Bonanzaville USA and Saint James Basilica are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Fargo: Jamestown (Frontier Village & National Buffalo Museum) and Ralph Engelstad Arena (in Grand Forks). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, see the interesting displays at Fargo Air Museum, admire all the interesting features of Newman Outdoor Field, and snap pictures at Veterans memorial bridge.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fargo travel route builder site .

Toronto, Canada to Fargo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saint Michael.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jamestown, Ralph Engelstad Arena
Highlights from your plan
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica
Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena

1
night
Saint Michael

Saint Michael ©
Saint Michael is an unincorporated community in southeastern Benson County, North Dakota, United States, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. On the 5th (Wed), try your luck at Spirit Lake Casino, steep yourself in history at Fort Totten State Historic Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Michael tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Fargo to Saint Michael in 3 hours. When traveling from Fargo in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Saint Michael: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coleharbor.

Things to do in Saint Michael

Wildlife Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Fort Totten State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Sullys Hill National Game Preserve ©
Fort Totten State Historic Site ©
Fort Totten State Historic Site

1
night
Coleharbor

Coleharbor ©
Coleharbor is a city in McLean County, North Dakota in the United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Lake Sakakawea State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coleharbor trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Saint Michael to Coleharbor takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kenmare.

Things to do in Coleharbor

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lake Sakakawea State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lake Sakakawea State Park ©
Lake Sakakawea State Park

1
night
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Kenmare is a city in Ward County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): cruise along Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kenmare online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Coleharbor to Kenmare in 2 hours. June in Kenmare sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Kenmare

Wildlife Scenic Drive Nature
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Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge ©
Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge

2
nights
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. On the 8th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of North Unit. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Sitting Bull, then steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, then contemplate the long history of Fort Buford State Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Williston using our trip planner.

Getting from Kenmare to Williston by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Kenmare in June, you will find days in Williston are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Williston

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

North Unit
Highlights from your plan
North Unit ©
North Unit
Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like South Unit and Painted Canyon Overlook. Escape the urban bustle at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Little Missouri National Grassland. Go for a jaunt from Medora to Regent to see Enchanted Highway about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores and get great views at Badlands Overlook.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Medora road trip planner.

You can drive from Williston to Medora in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Enchanted Highway
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to The Dakota Zoo and Keelboat Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, identify plant and animal life at McDowell Dam Nature Park, and steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bismarck trip planner.

Drive from Medora to Bismarck in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Bismarck sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn
Highlights from your plan
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
Fort Mandan ©
Fort Mandan