15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bismarck
— 3 nights
2
Regent
— 1 night
3
Medora
— 3 nights
4
Minot
— 2 nights
5
Dunseith
— 1 night
6
Jamestown
— 2 nights
7
Fargo
— 2 nights

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park, and get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bismarck trip planner.

New York City to Bismarck is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Bismarck is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bismarck when traveling from New York City in May, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Regent.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©

1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. On the 10th (Sun), cruise along Enchanted Highway.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Regent trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Regent takes 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Regent. In May, daily temperatures in Regent can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Medora.

Things to do in Regent

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Medora: North Unit (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park) and Cannonball Concretions Pullout (in Watford City). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of South Unit, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, and contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Medora holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Regent to Medora in 1.5 hours. May in Medora sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Cannonball Concretions Pullout
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
North Unit ©
North Unit

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, thenstroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then stroll around Oak Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at North Dakota State Fair Center and then learn about all things military at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Minot trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Medora to Minot in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Minot. May in Minot sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dunseith.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum

1
night
Dunseith

Dunseith ©
Dunseith is a city in Rolette County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to W'eel Turtle and then admire the natural beauty at International Peace Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dunseith visit website.

Traveling by car from Minot to Dunseith takes 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Minot in May: highs in Dunseith hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Dunseith

Parks
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International Peace Garden ©
International Peace Garden
W'eel Turtle ©
W'eel Turtle

2
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum, snap pictures at Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park, and then take a memorable drive along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Jamestown trip maker.

You can drive from Dunseith to Jamestown in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Jamestown are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Valley City, Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum

2
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
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 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville, learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, and then examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Fargo Air Museum and then explore the world behind art at Plains Art Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fargo trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Jamestown to Fargo by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bonanzaville
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum

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