4 days in North Dakota Itinerary

4 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Watford City
— 2 nights
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Coleharbor — 1 day

Coleharbor is a city in McLean County, North Dakota in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Lake Sakakawea State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coleharbor itinerary maker site.

Aberdeen to Coleharbor is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. July in Coleharbor sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Watford City.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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. On the 13th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at River Bend Overlook, trek along Oxbow Overlook, then trek along Caprock-Coulee Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape of Cannonball Concretions Pullout. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Longhorn Pullout, then hike along Buckhorn Trail, and then get engrossed in the history at Lewis and Clark Trail Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Watford City trip planner.

Drive from Coleharbor to Watford City in 2.5 hours. In July in Watford City, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Medora — 1 night

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 15th (Fri), look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center, then explore by horseback at Maah Daah Hey Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Medora road trip app.

Traveling by car from Watford City to Medora takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Medora sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Side Trip

North Dakota travel guide

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.