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
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Medora — 6 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medora: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Elkhorn Ranch Site & Peaceful Valley), Little Missouri National Grassland (in Watford City) and Pioneer Trails Regional Museum (in Bowman). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at South Unit. Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, see the interesting displays at Billings County Court House Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Harold Schafer Heritage Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Medora driving holiday planning tool.

Oakland to Medora is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oakland to Medora due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Oakland in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Medora: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Regent.
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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).
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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: Harmon Lake (in Mandan), Washburn (Fort Mandan State Historic Site & Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (LCIC)) and Cross Ranch State Park (in Center). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village, enjoy some diversion at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bismarck road trip website.

Drive from Regent to Bismarck in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Bismarck sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Jamestown.
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Jamestown — 7 nights

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Explore Jamestown's surroundings by going to Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum (in Wimbledon), Valley City (Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, Barnes County Historical Society, &more) and Fort Ransom State Park (in Fort Ransom). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, explore the activities along Lake Hoskins, 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 drive to Fargo.
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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 Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie), Bagg Bonanza Farm (in Mooreton) and Wahpeton (Chahinkapa Zoo & Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish). 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, sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company, 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 drive to Grand Forks.
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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: Frost Fire Park (in Walhalla), Devils Lake (in Devils Lake) and Icelandic State Park (in Cavalier). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum, pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument, gain insight at University of North Dakota, and bet on your favorite at River Cities Speedway.

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 go by car to Dunseith.
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Dunseith — 6 nights

Dunseith is a city in Rolette County, North Dakota, United States. Dunseith is known for parks and sightseeing. 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.
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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: Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino (in Belcourt), Bottineau (Lake Metigoshe State Park & Tommy Turtle Statue) and Rugby (Geographical Center of North America & Prairie Village Museum). The adventure continues: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Stevenson State Park, examine the collection at Railroad Museum & Magic City Express, and brush up on your military savvy at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Minot journey builder website.

You can drive from Dunseith to Minot in 2 hours. September in Minot sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Williston.
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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). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort Union Trading Post, try to win big at 4 Bears Casino, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Buford State Historic Site, and cruise along Crow Flies High Butte.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Williston day trip planning site.

You can drive from Minot to Williston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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North Dakota travel guide

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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.
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