8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota holiday planner

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Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive
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Medora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williston
— 1 night
Drive
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Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive
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Wahpeton
— 1 night
Drive
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Fargo
— 1 night
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Bismarck

— 1 night
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 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bismarck day trip planning tool.

Indianapolis to Bismarck is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Bismarck is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in April, with highs in Bismarck at 54°F and lows at 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 15th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of South Unit. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Little Missouri National Grassland.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Medora trip maker.

You can drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Medora due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Medora can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Williston

— 1 night
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the galleries of Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center and then steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Fort Buford State Historic Site.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Williston sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Medora to Williston in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Williston can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Williston

Historic Sites · Museums

Jamestown

— 1 night
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jamestown trip builder site.

Drive from Williston to Jamestown in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In April, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 28°F. You'll set off for Wahpeton on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums · Historic Sites

Wahpeton

— 1 night
Wahpeton is a city in Richland County, in southeastern North Dakota, United States. On the 19th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chahinkapa Zoo. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site and then make a trip to World's Largest Prairie Chicken.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wahpeton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Wahpeton takes 2.5 hours. In April in Wahpeton, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fargo.

Things to do in Wahpeton

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Fargo Air Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fargo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wahpeton to Fargo in an hour. In April in Fargo, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 30°F at night. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums
Highlights from your 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.