16 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota travel route planner
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Bismarck
— 3 nights
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Jamestown
— 1 night
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Minot
— 2 nights
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Dunseith
— 1 night
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Grand Forks
— 2 nights
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Fargo
— 4 nights
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Medora — 2 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at South Unit. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook and play a few rounds at Bully Pulpit Golf Course.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Medora online trip itinerary maker.

San Antonio to Medora is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Medora due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in April, with highs in Medora at 51°F and lows at 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bismarck.
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Bismarck — 3 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Get out of town with these interesting Bismarck side-trips: Washburn (Fort Mandan State Historic Site & Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (LCIC)). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Keelboat Park, and ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bismarck trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Medora to Bismarck in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jamestown.
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Jamestown — 1 night

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 13th (Sat), see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, and then examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jamestown tour planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Jamestown are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Minot.
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Museums

Minot — 2 nights

Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Dakota Square Mall, then walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then hike along Riverwalk of Minot. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo, then let little ones run wild at Oak Park, and then examine the collection at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Minot trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Jamestown to Minot in 3 hours. In April in Minot, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dunseith.
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Dunseith — 1 night

Dunseith is a city in Rolette County, North Dakota, United States. On the 16th (Tue), make a trip to W'eel Turtle and then take in nature's colorful creations at International Peace Garden.

For maps and tourist information, read Dunseith online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Minot to Dunseith takes 2 hours. When traveling from Minot in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Dunseith: temperatures range from 43°F by day to 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Forks.
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Grand Forks — 2 nights

Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop and then join the crowd at River Cities Speedway. On the next day, explore the world behind art at North Dakota Museum of Art, make a splash at Splasher's of the South Seas, and then deepen your understanding at University of North Dakota.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Forks journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dunseith to Grand Forks takes 3 hours. While traveling from Dunseith, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Forks, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fargo.
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Fargo — 4 nights

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Take a break from Fargo with a short trip to Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site in Abercrombie, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Fargo Air Museum, play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf, deepen your understanding at North Dakota State University, and enjoy some diversion at Lindenwood Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fargo trip website.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. In April in Fargo, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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North Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.
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