19 days in North Dakota Itinerary

19 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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19 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Bismarck
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Regent
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Medora
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Saint Michael
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Jamestown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Fargo
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Jacksonville

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Mandan and Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site. Change things up with a short trip to Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Coleharbor (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, meet the residents at The Dakota Zoo, walk around Keelboat Park, and appreciate the history behind Sakakawea Statue.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bismarck online route planner .

Jacksonville to Bismarck is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in July, expect Bismarck to be a bit cooler, temps between 85°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Regent.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site, Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex
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1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore and take pictures at Enchanted Highway.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Regent journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Regent takes 2 hours. Traveling from Bismarck to Regent, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Regent sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Medora.

Things to do in Regent

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

5
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chateau de Mores and North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. Get outdoors at South Unit and Little Missouri National Grassland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medora: North Unit (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park) and Williston (Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, Fort Union Trading Post, & more). Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, hike along Oxbow Overlook, and take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Medora trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Regent to Medora takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kenmare.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Williston
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
North Unit ©
North Unit

1
night
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Kenmare is a city in Ward County, North Dakota, United States. On the 27th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Kenmare trip planning website .

Drive from Medora to Kenmare in 4 hours. Traveling from Medora to Kenmare, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Medora in July, plan for slightly colder days in Kenmare, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Michael.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge ©
Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fort Totten State Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, and then try to win big at Spirit Lake Casino.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Michael sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Kenmare to Saint Michael in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Saint Michael

Wildlife Casinos Parks

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 29th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, and finally see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, see the interesting displays at Barnes County Historical Society, then take in the views from Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park, and finally examine the collection at Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum.

Before you visit Jamestown, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Saint Michael to Jamestown by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Jamestown, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Valley City, Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum

4
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Museum-lovers will appreciate Red River Zoo and Plains Art Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Roger Maris Museum and Bonanzaville USA. Venture out of the city with trips to Ralph Engelstad Arena (in Grand Forks), Turtle River State Park (in Arvilla) and Fort Abercrombie (in Abercrombie). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Fargo Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, and admire all the interesting features of Newman Outdoor Field.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Fargo trip simple and quick.

Drive from Jamestown to Fargo in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fargo are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ralph Engelstad Arena, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, Turtle River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum

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