16 days in North Dakota Itinerary

16 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fargo
— 4 nights
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Grand Forks
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jamestown
— 1 night
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Bismarck
— 3 nights
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Minot
— 2 nights
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Fargo — 4 nights

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kids will appreciate attractions like Red River Zoo and Fargo Air Museum. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center, find something for the whole family at Thunder Road Amusement Park, explore the engaging exhibits at The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, and see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fargo road trip planning tool.

Milan, Italy to Fargo is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Milan to Fargo. Traveling from Milan in January, expect Fargo to be much colder, temps between -7°C and -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Forks.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks

Grand Forks — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument and then stop by Widman's Candy Shop. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: bet on your favorite at River Cities Speedway and then deepen your understanding at University of North Dakota.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Forks driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Fargo to Grand Forks in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -8°C in January, and nighttime lows around -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jamestown.
Shopping

Jamestown — 1 night

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village and then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jamestown day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Forks to Jamestown takes 2.5 hours. In January in Jamestown, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bismarck.
Museums

Bismarck — 3 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Bring the kids along to North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and The Dakota Zoo. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, get curious at Gateway to Science, buy something for everyone on your list at Kirkwood Mall, and explore the activities along Missouri River.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bismarck travel route planner.

You can drive from Jamestown to Bismarck in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Bismarck can reach -4°C, while at night they dip to -18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Medora.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Theme Parks
Side Trip

Medora — 2 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Prairie Fire Pottery and then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Medora online vacation planner.

Drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Minot.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips

Minot — 2 nights

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 (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo and then walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Dakota Square Mall and then brush up on your military savvy at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Minot online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Medora to Minot in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In January in Minot, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

North Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Performances
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.