30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota travel planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Fargo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Forks
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jamestown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bismarck
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Regent
— 1 night
Drive
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Medora
— 4 nights
Drive
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Williston
— 3 nights
Drive
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Minot
— 4 nights
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fargo: Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie), Bagg Bonanza Farm (in Mooreton) and Maple River Winery (in Casselton). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Fargo Air Museum, meet the residents at Red River Zoo, try to win big at Dakota Magic Casino, and have fun and explore at The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Fargo sightseeing site.

New York City to Fargo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Fargo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in November, expect nights in Fargo to be much colder, around 23°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Forks.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries
Side Trips

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Forks: Spirit Lake Casino (in Saint Michael) and Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site (in Cooperstown). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Widman's Candy Shop, admire the masterpieces at North Dakota Museum of Art, gain insight at University of North Dakota, and bet on your favorite at River Cities Speedway.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Forks online itinerary builder.

Getting from Fargo to Grand Forks by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Grand Forks sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 19°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.
Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Casinos
Side Trips

Jamestown — 2 nights

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village and then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take in the views from Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park and then join the crowd at Jamestown Speedway.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jamestown day trip planning app.

Drive from Grand Forks to Jamestown in 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Jamestown are 39°F, while nighttime lows are 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.
Museums
Side Trip

Bismarck — 6 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck day trip planning website.

Getting from Jamestown to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Bismarck are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Regent.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Regent — 1 night

Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): cruise along Enchanted Highway.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Regent online tour itinerary planner.

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. In November, daytime highs in Regent are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Medora.
Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Medora — 4 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and stop by Prairie Fire Pottery.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Medora trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Regent to Medora takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Williston.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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: River Bend Overlook (in Watford City) and Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Caprock-Coulee Trail, Buckhorn Trail, &more).

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Williston itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Medora to Williston takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Medora to Williston is 1 hour. November in Williston sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 17°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Minot.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips

Minot — 4 nights

Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Get out of town with these interesting Minot side-trips: Bottineau (Lake Metigoshe State Park & Bottineau Winter Park). There's still lots to do: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, browse the different shops at Dakota Square Mall, and get in on the family fun at North Dakota State Fair Center.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Minot road trip site.

You can drive from Williston to Minot in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 20°F. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Parks · Winter Sports · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

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.