6 days in North Dakota Itinerary

6 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota trip planner
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Medora
— 1 night
Drive
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Bismarck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive
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Fargo
— 1 night
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Medora — 1 night

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of South Unit. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Medora driving holiday website.

Des Moines to Medora is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Des Moines in July, Medora is slightly colder at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Bismarck.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Bismarck — 2 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building and then stop by North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bismarck tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Medora to Bismarck in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Medora to Bismarck is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Jamestown — 1 night

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum and then take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jamestown using our trip planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fargo.
Museums

Fargo — 1 night

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville and then learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fargo online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Fargo takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip

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.