29 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota itinerary planner
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Medora
— 4 nights
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Williston
— 3 nights
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Minot
— 3 nights
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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
— 2 nights
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Medora — 4 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Go for a jaunt from Medora to Watford City to see Little Missouri National Grassland about 30 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at South Unit. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and stop by Prairie Fire Pottery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Medora journey builder website.

El Paso to Medora is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from El Paso in September: highs in Medora hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Williston.
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Williston — 3 nights

Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit, Caprock-Coulee Trail, &more) and River Bend Overlook (in Watford City). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, browse the exhibits of Fort Buford State Historic Site, and deepen your understanding at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Williston travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Medora to Williston in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Minot.
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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Bottineau (Tommy Turtle Statue & Lake Metigoshe State Park) and Geographical Center of North America (in Rugby). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, stroll through Riverwalk of Minot, let the kids burn off some steam at Oak Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Minot trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Williston to Minot takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Forks.
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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 Grahams Island State Park (in Devils Lake) and Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site (in Cooperstown). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, join the crowd at River Cities Speedway, appreciate the history behind Flood Memorial Monument, and deepen your understanding at University of North Dakota.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Minot to Grand Forks in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Grand Forks are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fargo.
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Fargo — 5 nights

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Explore Fargo's surroundings by going to 4e Winery (in Mapleton), Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie) and Wahpeton (Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish & Chahinkapa Zoo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville, see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center, and sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fargo online day trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. September in Fargo sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Jamestown.
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Jamestown — 2 nights

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): cruise along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, snap pictures at Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park, and then examine the collection at Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and then examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

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Traveling by car from Fargo to Jamestown takes 2 hours. In September in Jamestown, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bismarck.
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Bismarck — 5 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Venture out of the city with trips to Washburn (Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (LCIC) & Fort Mandan State Historic Site) and Salem Sue (in New Salem). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and enjoy some diversion at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bismarck trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Jamestown to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Regent.
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Regent — 2 nights

Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. On the 29th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Enchanted Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assumption Abbey.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Regent trip builder site.

You can drive from Bismarck to Regent in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Regent. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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North Dakota travel guide

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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.
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