30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Minot
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Minot
— 3 nights
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Watford City
— 2 nights
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Medora
— 5 nights
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Bismarck
— 6 nights
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Jamestown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Forks
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fargo
— 6 nights
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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dakota Square Mall and Oak Park. Step out of Minot to go to Bottineau and see Lake Metigoshe State Park, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at North Dakota State Fair Center, stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Minot trip planning site.

New York City to Minot is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Minot is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in November, you will find days in Minot are slightly colder (39°F), and nights are cooler (20°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Watford City.
Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Watford City — 2 nights

Watford City, founded in 1914, is a city in and the county seat of McKenzie County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): hike along Oxbow Overlook and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at River Bend Overlook. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Cannonball Concretions Pullout and then hike along Caprock-Coulee Trail.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Watford City online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Minot to Watford City in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trip

Medora — 5 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maah Daah Hey Trail and Prairie Fire Pottery. Change things up with these side-trips from Medora: Pioneer Trails Regional Museum (in Bowman) and Elkhorn Ranch Site (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, explore the striking landscape of South Unit, and explore and take pictures at Petrified Forest Loop.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Medora trip site.

Traveling by car from Watford City to Medora takes 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Watford City to Medora due to the time zone difference. November in Medora sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 19°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bismarck.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips

Bismarck — 6 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gateway to Science and Laughing Sun Brewing Co.. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to Cross Ranch State Park (in Center) and The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (in Washburn). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, explore the activities along Missouri River, contemplate the long history of Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site, and let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Medora to Bismarck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Bismarck. In November, daytime highs in Bismarck are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can 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 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Barnes County Historical Society and then take in the views from Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village and then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jamestown trip builder website.

Getting from Bismarck to Jamestown by car takes about 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Forks.
Museums
Side Trip

Grand Forks — 5 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like University of North Dakota and River Cities Speedway. Step out of Grand Forks to go to Devils Lake and see Grahams Island State Park, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument, stop by Widman's Candy Shop, tee off at King's Walk Golf Course, and get engrossed in the history at Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Forks trip site.

Drive from Jamestown to Grand Forks in 2.5 hours. November in Grand Forks sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fargo.
Nature · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips

Fargo — 6 nights

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bagg Bonanza Farm and Lindenwood Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie) and Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish (in Wahpeton). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drekker Brewing Company, get engrossed in the history at Fargo Air Museum, browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center, and steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Fargo trip maker website.

Getting from Grand Forks to Fargo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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.