16 days in North Dakota Itinerary

16 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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16 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Medora
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Minot
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Grand Forks
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Fargo
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Jacksonville

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River, enjoy some diversion at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck driving holiday planner.

Jacksonville to Bismarck is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jacksonville to Bismarck. Traveling from Jacksonville in July, expect Bismarck to be slightly colder, temps between 85°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medora: Assumption Abbey (in Richardton) and Enchanted Highway (in Regent). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of South Unit, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores, and get great views at Badlands Overlook.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Medora holiday planner .

You can drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Medora. In July, daily temperatures in Medora can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum & Magic City Express. On the next day, browse the different shops at Dakota Square Mall, then see the interesting displays at Dakota Territory Air Museum, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Oak Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Minot trip planner.

Drive from Medora to Minot in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Medora to Minot is 1 hour. In July in Minot, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum

1
night
Jamestown

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

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jamestown tour planner .

You can drive from Minot to Jamestown in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica

3
nights
Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
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. Go for a jaunt from Grand Forks to Cooperstown to see Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Ralph Engelstad Arena, admire the majestic nature at Turtle River State Park, pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument, and look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Forks journey builder website .

You can drive from Jamestown to Grand Forks in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, Turtle River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Splasher's of the South Seas ©
Splasher's of the South Seas
Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop

3
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Fargo is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, see the interesting displays at Fargo Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum, and explore and take pictures at Newman Outdoor Field.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fargo journey planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Forks to Fargo takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Newman Outdoor Field ©
Newman Outdoor Field
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum

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