60 days in North Dakota Itinerary

60 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota trip planner

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Medora
— 6 nights
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Regent
— 6 nights
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Bismarck
— 7 nights
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Jamestown
— 7 nights
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Fargo
— 7 nights
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Grand Forks
— 6 nights
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Dunseith
— 6 nights
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Minot
— 7 nights
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Williston
— 7 nights
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Medora

— 6 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medora: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Elkhorn Ranch Site & Peaceful Valley) and Pioneer Trails Regional Museum (in Bowman). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, explore by horseback at Maah Daah Hey Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Medora vacation planner.

Oakland to Medora is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Oakland in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Medora, with highs around 80°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Regent

— 6 nights
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Take a break from Regent with a short trip to Assumption Abbey in Richardton, about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Enchanted Highway.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Regent trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Medora to Regent in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Regent are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. You'll set off for Bismarck on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bismarck

— 7 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Get out of town with these interesting Bismarck side-trips: Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center), Fort Clark State Historic Site (in Stanton) and Cross Ranch State Park (in Center). And it doesn't end there: stop by North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue, and enjoy some diversion at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bismarck sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Regent to Bismarck takes 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In August in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Jamestown

— 7 nights
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Explore Jamestown's surroundings by going to Fort Ransom State Park (in Fort Ransom), Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum (in Wimbledon) and Valley City (Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, Barnes County Historical Society, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, immerse yourself in nature at Beaver Lake State Park, and bet on your favorite at Jamestown Speedway.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Jamestown trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. In August in Jamestown, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fargo

— 7 nights
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Explore Fargo's surroundings by going to Wahpeton (Chahinkapa Zoo & Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish), Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie) and Bagg Bonanza Farm (in Mooreton). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, find something for the whole family at Thunder Road Amusement Park, and take an in-depth tour of Fargo Air Museum.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fargo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jamestown to Fargo in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Grand Forks

— 6 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. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Forks side-trips: Icelandic State Park (in Cavalier), Frostfire Mountain (in Walhalla) and Devils Lake (in Devils Lake). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Flood Memorial Monument, take an in-depth tour of Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum, gain insight at University of North Dakota, and stop by Widman's Candy Shop.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks day trip planning website.

You can drive from Fargo to Grand Forks in 1.5 hours. September in Grand Forks sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Dunseith.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Dunseith

— 6 nights
Dunseith is a city in Rolette County, North Dakota, United States. Dunseith is known for parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at International Peace Garden and don't miss a visit to W'eel Turtle.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dunseith trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Forks to Dunseith takes 3 hours. When traveling from Grand Forks in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Dunseith, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Minot.

Things to do in Dunseith

Parks

Minot

— 7 nights
Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minot: Bottineau (Lake Metigoshe State Park & Tommy Turtle Statue), Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino (in Belcourt) and Rugby (Geographical Center of North America & Prairie Village Museum). There's lots more to do: stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, browse the different shops at Dakota Square Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, and examine the collection at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Minot holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Dunseith to Minot takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Minot are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Williston.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Williston

— 7 nights
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Williston: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit, Caprock-Coulee Trail, &more), Watford City (Cannonball Concretions Pullout, River Bend Overlook, &more) and Lewis and Clark Trail Museum (in Alexander). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, try to win big at 4 Bears Casino, pause for some photo ops at Sitting Bull, and admire the majestic nature at Lewis and Clark State Park.

Discover how to plan a Williston trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Minot to Williston takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Williston

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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.