12 days in North Dakota Itinerary

12 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

©
You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

12 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Miami
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Fargo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Grand Forks
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Minot
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Medora
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Bismarck
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Miami

3
days
Fargo

Fargo
Fargo is the largest city in the State of North Dakota, accounting for nearly 16% of the state population. Attractions like Red River Zoo and Chahinkapa Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Fargodome, examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum, steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville USA, and browse the different shops at West Acres Regional Shopping Center.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fargo holiday planner.

Miami to Fargo is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to Fargo. In December, Fargo is cooler than Miami - with highs of 23°F and lows of 7°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Chahinkapa Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Red River Zoo
Red River Zoo
Chahinkapa Zoo
Chahinkapa Zoo
Fargodome ©
Fargodome

1
day
Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the State of North Dakota (after Fargo and Bismarck) and the county seat of Grand Forks County. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore and take pictures at University of North Dakota, explore and take pictures at Ralph Engelstad Arena, and then stop by Widman's Candy Shop.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Forks travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Fargo to Grand Forks in 1.5 hours. December in Grand Forks sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 4°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop
University of North Dakota
University of North Dakota
Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena

1
day
Minot

Minot ©
Minot is a city located in north central North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): meet the residents at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Minot trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Grand Forks to Minot in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Forks in January: high temperatures in Minot hover around 23°F and lows are around 5°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Dakota Square Mall ©
Dakota Square Mall

3
days
Medora

Medora
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Go for a jaunt from Medora to Regent to see Enchanted Highway about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of South Unit, get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores, and cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Medora trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Minot to Medora in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minot to Medora due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minot in January, expect Medora to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°F and 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

South Unit, Enchanted Highway
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Little Missouri National Grassland ©
Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

2
days
Bismarck

Bismarck
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, get a sense of history and politics at State Capitol Building, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dakota Zoo. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village and then let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Bismarck trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Medora to Bismarck in 2 hours. Traveling from Medora to Bismarck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medora in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bismarck, with lows of 4°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mandan
Highlights from your plan
The Dakota Zoo
The Dakota Zoo
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Similar Plans

19 days in North Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, teens, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Lake Tahoe Area & North Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in North Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in North Dakota BY A USER FROM ITALY December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in North Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in North Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in North Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in North Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in North Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, romantic, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, romantic, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in North Dakota & Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in North Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans