8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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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 Chateau de Mores State Historic Site. Step out of Medora to go to Watford City and see Little Missouri National Grassland, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook.

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Indianapolis to Medora is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Medora. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in September, with highs in Medora at 70°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Regent.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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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 Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, grab your bike and head to Keelboat Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River.

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Traveling by car from Regent to Bismarck takes 2 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Bismarck sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fargo.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.

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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.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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North Dakota travel guide

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.