23 days in Watford City & Williston Itinerary

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Fly to Williston Basin International Airport, Drive to Watford City
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Watford City
— 10 nights
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Williston
— 12 nights
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Watford City — 10 nights

Watford City, founded in 1914, is a city in and the county seat of McKenzie County, North Dakota, United States. Get outdoors at South Unit and Little Missouri National Grassland. Appreciate the collections at Paul Broste Rock Museum and Lewis and Clark Trail Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Watford City: New Town (4 Bears Casino & Three Affiliated Tribes Museum), Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Painted Canyon Overlook, North Unit, &more) and Medora (Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Maah Daah Hey Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at River Bend Overlook, get great views at Longhorn Pullout, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevenson State Park, and explore the striking landscape at Cannonball Concretions Pullout.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Watford City trip builder.

El Paso to Watford City is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from El Paso to Watford City is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from El Paso in March: high temperatures in Watford City hover around 39°F and lows are around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Williston.
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Williston — 12 nights

Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Museum-lovers will get to explore Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum and MonDak Heritage Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center and Frontier Gateway Museum. Explore Williston's surroundings by going to Glendive (Historic Bell Bridge, Makoshika State Park, &more), Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (in Kenmare) and Lewis and Clark State Park (in Epping). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fort Buford State Historic Site, appreciate the history behind Sitting Bull, explore the activities along Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and play a few rounds at Links of North Dakota.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Williston trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Watford City to Williston takes an hour. March in Williston sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 17°F at night. On the 26th (Tue), you're off to home.
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