15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Fargo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Grand Forks
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Medora
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bismarck
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church and Saint James Basilica. Museum-lovers will appreciate Stutsman County Memorial Museum and Barnes County Historical Society. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fargo: Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park (in Valley City), Fort Abercrombie (in Abercrombie) and Wahpeton (Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish & Chahinkapa Zoo). There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Ransom State Park and explore and take pictures at North Dakota State University.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fargo trip planner .

New York City to Fargo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Fargo is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jamestown, Valley City, Wahpeton, Fort Ransom State Park, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum
Fort Ransom State Park ©
Fort Ransom State Park

3
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. Visiting Icelandic State Park and Turtle River State Park will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like North Dakota Museum of Art and Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at River Cities Speedway and stroll around Memorial Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Forks trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Fargo to Grand Forks takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turtle River State Park, Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, Icelandic State Park
Highlights from your plan
Turtle River State Park ©
Turtle River State Park
Icelandic State Park ©
Icelandic State Park
North Dakota Museum of Art ©
North Dakota Museum of Art

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannonball Concretions Pullout and Oxbow Overlook. Get outdoors at Caprock-Coulee Trail and Petrified Forest Loop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medora: Dickinson Museum Center (in Dickinson), Assumption Abbey (in Richardton) and Pioneer Trails Regional Museum (in Bowman). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Medora trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Medora in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Forks in September, Medora is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery, Dickinson Museum Center, Assumption Abbey, Cannonball Concretions Pullout
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum ©
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum
Assumption Abbey ©
Assumption Abbey
Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Get outdoors at Beaver Lake State Park and Fort Stevenson State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Dinosaurs of the Prairie and Former Governor's Mansion. Step out of Bismarck with an excursion to Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Coleharbor--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Custer House, walk around General Sibley Park, and appreciate the history behind Sakakawea Statue.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bismarck vacation planning app .

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 September in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Beaver Lake State Park, Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Dinosaurs of the Prairie, Custer House, Fort Stevenson State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Stevenson State Park ©
Fort Stevenson State Park
Beaver Lake State Park ©
Beaver Lake State Park

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