9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Fargo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Minot
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bismarck
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fargo: Barnes County Historical Society (in Valley City), Ralph Engelstad Arena (in Grand Forks) and Jamestown (National Buffalo Museum & Frontier Village). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center, see the interesting displays at Fargo Air Museum, and explore and take pictures at Newman Outdoor Field.

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Charlotte to Fargo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Fargo due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Charlotte in June: high temperatures in Fargo hover around 79°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jamestown, Ralph Engelstad Arena, Barnes County Historical Society
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena
National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum

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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, then get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and then examine the collection at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Minot vacation planning tool .

Getting from Fargo to Minot by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. In June, daily temperatures in Minot can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 19th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On the next day, look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, then take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores, then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Medora trip planner .

Traveling by car from Minot to Medora takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

2
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 21st (Fri), get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., and finally meet the residents at The Dakota Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village and then have fun at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bismarck road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Medora to Bismarck takes 2 hours. Traveling from Medora to Bismarck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mandan
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©

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