8 days in North Dakota & Minnesota Itinerary

8 days in North Dakota & Minnesota Itinerary

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Medora
— 1 night
2
Bemidji
— 1 day
3
Ely
— 1 night
4
Grand Marais
— 2 nights
5
Two Harbors
— 2 nights

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook and then explore the striking landscape of South Unit.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Medora trip planner.

Wichita to Medora is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wichita to Medora due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wichita in July, things will get little chillier in Medora: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Bemidji.

Things to do in Medora

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery
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South Unit ©
South Unit
Prairie Fire Pottery ©
Prairie Fire Pottery
Harold Schafer Heritage Center ©
Harold Schafer Heritage Center

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Bemidji

Bemidji ©
Bemidji is a city in Beltrami County (and county seat), in north west Minnesota, United States. On the 7th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, thenadmire the majestic nature at Lake Bemidji State Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Chippewa National Forest.

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Getting from Medora to Bemidji by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Bemidji. Traveling from Medora in July, expect nights in Bemidji to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Bemidji

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chippewa National Forest
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Chippewa National Forest ©
Chippewa National Forest
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ©
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
Lake Bemidji State Park ©
Lake Bemidji State Park

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Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): trek along Kawishiwi Falls Trail, stop by Piragis Northwoods Company, thenview the masterpieces at Brandenburg Gallery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine.

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Getting from Bemidji to Ely by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Ely, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Soudan Underground Mine
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Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail
Piragis Northwoods Company ©
Piragis Northwoods Company

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park, thenadmire the majestic nature at Temperance River State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Sivertson Gallery, thensee the interesting displays at Grand Portage National Monument, and then admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Marais trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ely to Grand Marais in 3 hours. While traveling from Ely, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Grand Marais, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Temperance River State Park, Grand Portage National Monument, Cascade River State Park
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Grand Marais Lighthouse ©
Grand Marais Lighthouse
Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park

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Two Harbors

Two Harbors ©
Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Onyx Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Tettegouche State Park. On the next day, stroll through Superior Hiking Trail, visit a coastal fixture at Split Rock Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sea views from Two Harbors Lighthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Two Harbors trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Two Harbors takes 2 hours. When traveling from Grand Marais in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Two Harbors, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tettegouche State Park, Onyx Beach
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Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Two Harbors Lighthouse ©
Two Harbors Lighthouse
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park ©
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

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