25 days in North Dakota & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

25 days in North Dakota & Myrtle Beach Itinerary

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Bismarck
— 3 nights
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Medora
— 3 nights
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Watford City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Minot
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Forks
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fargo
— 4 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 7 nights
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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. Bismarck is known for shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village, contemplate the waterfront views at Harmon Lake, examine the collection at North Dakota State Railroad Museum, and appreciate the history behind Sakakawea Statue.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bismarck trip website.

Charleston to Bismarck is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Charleston to Bismarck is minus 1 hour. In August, Bismarck is a bit cooler than Charleston - with highs of 82°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Medora

— 3 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at South Unit. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Medora route site.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Medora takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bismarck in August since evenings lows in Medora dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Watford City.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Watford City

— 2 nights
Watford City, founded in 1914, is a city in and the county seat of McKenzie County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at River Bend Overlook, then trek along Oxbow Overlook, and then get engrossed in the history at Lewis and Clark Trail Museum. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Caprock-Coulee Trail, explore the striking landscape at Cannonball Concretions Pullout, then get great views at Longhorn Pullout, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Buckhorn Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Watford City trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Medora to Watford City takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Medora to Watford City is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Watford City

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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 22nd (Sun): let little ones run wild at Oak Park, examine the collection at Dakota Territory Air Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Dakota Square Mall and then walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park.

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

You can drive from Watford City to Minot in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Minot are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Grand Forks

— 3 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. Grand Forks is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum, stroll around Memorial Park, admire the masterpieces at North Dakota Museum of Art, and admire the majestic nature at Turtle River State Park.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Grand Forks attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Minot to Grand Forks takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Grand Forks sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Fargo

— 4 nights
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fargo: Wahpeton (Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish & Chahinkapa Zoo) and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, explore the world behind art at Plains Art Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Lindenwood Park, and gain insight at North Dakota State University.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fargo trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Fargo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Myrtle Beach

— 7 nights
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Explore Myrtle Beach's surroundings by going to Sunset Beach Waterfront Park (in Sunset Beach), Litchfield Beach (in Litchfield Beach) and Brookgreen Gardens (in Murrells Inlet). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Broadway at the Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, make a trip to Barefoot Landing, and catch some excitement at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Myrtle Beach day trip planning app.

You can fly from Fargo to Myrtle Beach in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Fargo in August, things will get a bit warmer in Myrtle Beach: highs are around 87°F and lows about 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

North Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Performances
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.