30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota trip planner
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Bismarck
— 5 nights
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Regent
— 1 night
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Medora
— 4 nights
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Williston
— 3 nights
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Minot
— 4 nights
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Grand Forks
— 4 nights
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Fargo
— 5 nights
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Jamestown
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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. Get out of town with these interesting Bismarck side-trips: Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan), Assumption Abbey (in Richardton) and Salem Sue (in New Salem). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, see the interesting displays at Dickinson Museum Center, and get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bismarck route maker tool.

London, UK to Bismarck is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Bismarck is minus 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from London in October since evenings lows in Bismarck dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Regent.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Regent — 1 night

Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Enchanted Highway.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Regent day trip planning website.

You can drive from Bismarck to Regent in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Regent due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Medora.
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Medora — 4 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at South Unit. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, take a memorable drive along Petrified Forest Loop, and play a few rounds at Bully Pulpit Golf Course.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Medora trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Regent to Medora takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to 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. Explore Williston's surroundings by going to Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit, Oxbow Overlook, &more) and River Bend Overlook (in Watford City). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Buford State Historic Site, and gain insight at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Williston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Medora to Williston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Williston sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Minot.
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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: International Peace Garden (in Dunseith), Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (in Kenmare) and Lake Metigoshe State Park (in Bottineau). There's lots more to do: stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, learn about all things military at Dakota Territory Air Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and let the kids burn off some steam at Oak Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Minot itinerary maker.

Getting from Williston to Minot by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Minot are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive 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. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Forks side-trips: Grahams Island State Park (in Devils Lake) and Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site (in Cooperstown). There's lots more to do: stop by Widman's Candy Shop, appreciate the history behind Flood Memorial Monument, bet on your favorite at River Cities Speedway, and take an in-depth tour of Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks road trip website.

Drive from Minot to Grand Forks in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can 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. Get out of town with these interesting Fargo side-trips: Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton) and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville, explore the galleries of Fargo Air Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company, and play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fargo route builder tool.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jamestown.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Jamestown — 3 nights

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Barnes County Historical Society and then snap pictures at Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jamestown road trip site.

You can drive from Fargo to Jamestown in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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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