6 days in North Dakota Itinerary

6 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota Trip Planner
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Bismarck
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Minot
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Medora
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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. On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Custer House, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village and then enjoy some diversion at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bismarck travel planner.

Toronto, Canada to Bismarck is an approximately 20.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Bismarck. Traveling from Toronto in August, Bismarck is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Minot.
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Minot — 1 night

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 7th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo and then walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Minot travel route planning website.

Getting from Bismarck to Minot by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Minot are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Medora.
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Medora — 2 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Medora tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Minot to Medora by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minot in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Medora, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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North Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
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.
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