29 days in North Dakota Itinerary

29 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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Minot
— 3 nights
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Williston
— 2 nights
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Medora
— 4 nights
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Regent
— 1 night
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Bismarck
— 6 nights
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Jamestown
— 2 nights
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Fargo
— 5 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site (in Cooperstown) and Spirit Lake Casino (in Saint Michael). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument, join the crowd at River Cities Speedway, and immerse yourself in nature at Turtle River State Park.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Grand Forks is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in November, things will get colder in Grand Forks: highs are around 3°C and lows about -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Minot.
Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minot: Bottineau (Lake Metigoshe State Park & Bottineau Winter Park). The adventure continues: stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, browse the different shops at Dakota Square Mall, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and learn about all things military at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Minot holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Minot in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In November, daytime highs in Minot are 4°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Williston.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Winter Sports
Side Trip

Williston — 2 nights

Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. On the 11th (Thu), trek along Caprock-Coulee Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oxbow Overlook. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at North Unit.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Williston trip planner.

Getting from Minot to Williston by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Williston can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Medora.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trip

Medora — 4 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and tee off at Bully Pulpit Golf Course.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Medora using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williston to Medora takes 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Williston to Medora due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Regent.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Regent — 1 night

Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Enchanted Highway.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Regent online journey planner.

Getting from Medora to Regent by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Regent are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Bismarck — 6 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Get out of town with these interesting Bismarck side-trips: Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan). There's much more to do: stop by North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, grab your bike and head to Keelboat Park, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bismarck travel planner.

Getting from Regent to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. November in Bismarck sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Jamestown.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Jamestown — 2 nights

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 24th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village and then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park and then join the crowd at Jamestown Speedway.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jamestown online tour planner.

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fargo.
Museums
Side Trip

Fargo — 5 nights

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fargo: Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie) and Maple River Winery (in Casselton). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Fargo Air Museum, walk around Rheault Farm, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Red River Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fargo road trip planning app.

You can drive from Jamestown to Fargo in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

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.