8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota trip planner

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Medora
— 2 nights
Drive
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Regent
— 1 night
Drive
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Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fargo
— 1 night
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Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kids will enjoy Theodore Roosevelt National Park and North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit, take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, and cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Medora online itinerary builder.

Indianapolis to Medora is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Medora is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in September, things will get a bit cooler in Medora: highs are around 70°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Regent

— 1 night
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take a memorable drive along Enchanted Highway.

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You can drive from Medora to Regent in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Regent are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Bismarck

— 3 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Bring the kids along to North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and North Dakota State Capitol Building. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, have fun at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bismarck trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Regent to Bismarck in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Bismarck are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Fargo

— 1 night
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville and then stroll through Red River Zoo.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fargo trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Bismarck to Fargo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. In October, daytime highs in Fargo are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side 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.