30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota trip planner
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Fargo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Forks
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jamestown
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bismarck
— 5 nights
Drive
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Regent
— 2 nights
Drive
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Medora
— 4 nights
Drive
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Watford City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Minot
— 5 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. Get out of town with these interesting Fargo side-trips: Dakota Magic Casino (in Hankinson), Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie) and Maple River Winery (in Casselton). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Fargo Air Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company, admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum, and play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fargo online route maker.

New York City to Fargo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Fargo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, you will find days in Fargo are slightly colder (40°F), and nights are colder (23°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Forks.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks
Side Trips

Grand Forks — 3 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. Grand Forks is known for shopping, theme parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, join the crowd at River Cities Speedway, gain insight at University of North Dakota, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Fargo to Grand Forks takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Side Trip

Jamestown — 3 nights

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Jamestown side-trips: Fort Ransom State Park (in Fort Ransom), Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site (in Cooperstown) and Valley City (Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park & Barnes County Historical Society). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, and join the crowd at Jamestown Speedway.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jamestown trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Jamestown in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Bismarck — 5 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: Salem Sue (in New Salem) and Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan). There's lots more to do: stop by North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, cool off at Raging Rivers Waterpark, and contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bismarck trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Jamestown to Bismarck in 2 hours. In November in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 19°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Regent.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Regent — 2 nights

Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. On the 18th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Enchanted Highway. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Assumption Abbey.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Regent trip planner.

Getting from Bismarck to Regent by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Bismarck to Regent, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November in Regent, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Medora.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Medora — 4 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Take a break from Medora with a short trip to Elkhorn Ranch Site in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of South Unit, take an in-depth tour of Harold Schafer Heritage Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and tee off at Bully Pulpit Golf Course.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Medora trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Regent to Medora in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Watford City.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Watford City — 3 nights

Watford City, founded in 1914, is a city in and the county seat of McKenzie County, North Dakota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Watford City: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Oxbow Overlook, North Unit, &more). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at River Bend Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Cannonball Concretions Pullout, and get great views at Longhorn Pullout.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Watford City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Medora to Watford City in 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Watford City due to the time zone difference. In November in Watford City, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Minot.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

Minot — 5 nights

Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minot: Lake Sakakawea State Park (in Mercer), Geographical Center of North America (in Rugby) and Fort Stevenson State Park (in Garrison). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Lake Metigoshe State Park, and enjoy some diversion at Oak Park.

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Traveling by car from Watford City to Minot takes 2.5 hours. In November in Minot, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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.