12 days in North Dakota Itinerary

12 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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12 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Green Bay
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Fargo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Grand Forks
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Bismarck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Regent
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Minot
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Green Bay

2
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Fargo is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Newman Outdoor Field, make a trip to Red River Valley Fairgrounds, see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Scheels Arena.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fargo attractions planning app .

Green Bay to Fargo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Fargo are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

#Fun & Games, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Red River Valley Fairgrounds
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Scheels Arena ©
Scheels Arena
Newman Outdoor Field ©
Newman Outdoor Field
Bonanzaville USA ©
Bonanzaville USA

2
nights
Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and is the county seat of Grand Forks County. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore and take pictures at University of North Dakota, admire all the interesting features of Ralph Engelstad Arena, then pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument, and finally look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at River Cities Speedway and then immerse yourself in nature at Turtle River State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Forks road trip planning tool .

Drive from Fargo to Grand Forks in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Forks can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Grand Forks

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Turtle River State Park
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Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint James Basilica, then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jamestown online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Grand Forks to Jamestown takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica

2
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 26th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dakota Zoo, then let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Mandan. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then grab your bike and head to Keelboat Park, and finally explore the activities along Missouri River.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bismarck road trip planner .

You can drive from Jamestown to Bismarck in 2 hours. August in Bismarck sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Regent.

Things to do in Bismarck

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Fort Mandan, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©

1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. On the 28th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Enchanted Highway.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Regent trip maker .

Drive from Bismarck to Regent in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Regent are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Things to do in Regent

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

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nights
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park displays Great Plains wildlife such as bison, wild horses, elk, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs in a mixed landscape of expansive prairie and craggy badlands.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Theodore Roosevelt National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Regent to Theodore Roosevelt National Park takes 2 hours. In August in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Medora
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): meet the residents at Roosevelt Park Zoo and then stroll through Scandinavian Heritage Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Minot trip planner.

You can drive from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Minot in 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in August since evenings lows in Minot dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minot

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo

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