7 days in North Dakota Itinerary

7 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Minot
— 1 night
2
Medora
— 3 nights
3
Bismarck
— 2 nights

1
night
Minot

Minot ©
Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. On the 20th (Sun), browse the different shops at Dakota Square Mall and then learn about all things military at Dakota Territory Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Oak Park, walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Minot day trip tool.

New York City to Minot is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Minot due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get slightly colder in Minot: highs are around 72°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at South Unit. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Medora day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Minot to Medora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minot in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Medora, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site ©
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

2
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 25th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, and finally explore the activities along Missouri River. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Keelboat Park and then let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bismarck travel route builder app.

Getting from Medora to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Medora to Bismarck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building

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