28 days in North Dakota Itinerary

28 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fly to Hector International Airport, Drive to Grand Forks
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Grand Forks
— 4 nights
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Fargo
— 5 nights
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Jamestown
— 2 nights
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Bismarck
— 5 nights
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Regent
— 1 night
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Medora
— 3 nights
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Williston
— 3 nights
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Minot
— 3 nights
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Grand Forks

— 4 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. Step out of Grand Forks with an excursion to Spirit Lake Casino in Saint Michael--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: gain insight at University of North Dakota, explore the world behind art at North Dakota Museum of Art, join the crowd at River Cities Speedway, and immerse yourself in nature at Turtle River State Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Forks trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Grand Forks is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Dubai to Grand Forks. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in February; daily highs in Grand Forks reach -7°C and lows reach -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Casinos

Side Trips

Fargo

— 5 nights
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Get out of town with these interesting Fargo side-trips: Bagg Bonanza Farm (in Mooreton) and Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Fargo Air Museum, gain insight at North Dakota State University, steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville, and browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fargo trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Jamestown

— 2 nights
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village and then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum. Keep things going the next day: bet on your favorite at Jamestown Speedway and then examine the collection at Barnes County Historical Society.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jamestown route maker app.

Traveling by car from Fargo to Jamestown takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums

Side Trip

Bismarck

— 5 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Take a break from Bismarck with a short trip to Salem Sue in New Salem, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: stop by North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, steep yourself in history at Buckstop Junction, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bismarck road trip site.

Drive from Jamestown to Bismarck in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Regent.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Regent

— 1 night
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Enchanted Highway.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Regent road trip planning app.

You can drive from Bismarck to Regent in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Regent due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Medora.

Things to do in Regent

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Medora

— 3 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit, look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, and play a few rounds at Bully Pulpit Golf Course.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Medora road trip planning tool.

Drive from Regent to Medora in 1.5 hours. In February in Medora, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Williston

— 3 nights
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Williston: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Caprock-Coulee Trail & Oxbow Overlook) and Longhorn Pullout (in Watford City). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, learn about all things military at Fort Buford State Historic Site, and take an in-depth tour of Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Williston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Medora to Williston takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Medora in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Williston, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Williston

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Minot

— 3 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 25th (Fri): get in on the family fun at North Dakota State Fair Center and then stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo and then brush up on your military savvy at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Minot travel planner.

Traveling by car from Williston to Minot takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -17°C. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

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.