30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Hector International Airport, Drive to Mooreton
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Mooreton
— 3 nights
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Valley City
— 3 nights
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Grand Forks
— 4 nights
Drive
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Devils Lake
— 3 nights
Drive
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Minot
— 3 nights
Drive
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Watford City
— 3 nights
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bowman
— 3 nights
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Bismarck
— 4 nights
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Mooreton — 3 nights

Mooreton is a city in Richland County, North Dakota, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bagg Bonanza Farm and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mooreton trip builder website.

New York City to Mooreton is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Mooreton. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Mooreton: temperatures range from 40°F by day to 23°F at night. You'll set off for Valley City on the 5th (Fri).
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Valley City — 3 nights

Valley City is a city in Barnes County, North Dakota, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jamestown Speedway and Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Valley City: Fort Ransom State Park (in Fort Ransom), Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum (in Wimbledon) and Jamestown (Jamestown Reservoir, Stutsman County Memorial Museum, &more). There's more to do: examine the collection at Barnes County Historical Society and take a memorable drive along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Valley City trip planner.

Drive from Mooreton to Valley City in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in November, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Forks.
Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites
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. Step off the beaten path and head to River Cities Speedway and The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Forks: Pembina State Museum (in Pembina), Fargo (Edgewood Golf & Lindenwood Park) and Icelandic State Park (in Cavalier). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at North Dakota Museum of Art, tee off at King's Walk Golf Course, get engrossed in the history at Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Turtle River State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks trip planner.

You can drive from Valley City to Grand Forks in 2 hours. November in Grand Forks sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Devils Lake.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Golf
Side Trips

Devils Lake — 3 nights

Devils Lake is a city in Ramsey County, North Dakota, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grahams Island State Park and Fort Totten State Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Devils Lake side-trips: Rugby (Northern Lights Tower, Prairie Village Museum, &more) and Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino (in Belcourt). There's much more to do: stroll through Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, try to win big at Spirit Lake Casino, and explore the activities along Devils Lake.

Before you visit Devils Lake, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Devils Lake in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Minot.
Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature
Side Trips

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 Bottineau Winter Park and Lake Metigoshe State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Tommy Turtle Statue (in Bottineau), Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex (in Coleharbor) and Fort Stevenson State Park (in Garrison). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Lake Sakakawea State Park, hike along Riverwalk of Minot, get in on the family fun at North Dakota State Fair Center, and walk around Oak Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Minot trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Devils Lake to Minot takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in November, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Watford City.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Bend Overlook and Lewis and Clark Trail Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Lewis and Clark State Park (in Epping), New Town (Crow Flies High Butte, Four Bears Bridge, &more) and Old Post Office (in Grassy Butte). There's more to do: explore the striking landscape of Cannonball Concretions Pullout and get great views at Longhorn Pullout.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Watford City trip planner.

You can drive from Minot to Watford City in 2.5 hours. In November in Watford City, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park — 3 nights

Theodore Roosevelt National Park displays Great Plains wildlife such as bison, wild horses, elk, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs in a mixed landscape of expansive prairie and craggy badlands.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oxbow Overlook and Petrified Forest Loop. Change things up with a short trip to Prairie Fire Pottery in Beach (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: trek along Caprock-Coulee Trail, get a taste of life in the country at Elkhorn Ranch Site, get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and admire the verdant scenery at Peaceful Valley.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park trip planner.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is just a stone's throw from Watford City. The time zone difference when traveling from Watford City to Theodore Roosevelt National Park is minus 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Theodore Roosevelt National Park can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Bowman.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
Side Trip

Bowman — 3 nights

Bowman is a city and county seat of Bowman County, North Dakota, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Maah Daah Hey Trail and Billings County Court House Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bowman: Medora (Bully Pulpit Golf Course, Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, &more) and Enchanted Highway (in Regent). There's more to do: learn more about the world around you at Pioneer Trails Regional Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bowman online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Bowman in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.
Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Bismarck — 4 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Step off the beaten path and head to Gateway to Science and Buffalo Statue. Get out of town with these interesting Bismarck side-trips: Cross Ranch State Park (in Center) and Assumption Abbey (in Richardton). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park, pause for some photo ops at Sakakawea Statue, steep yourself in history at Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site, and play a few rounds at Hawktree Golf Club.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bismarck visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bowman to Bismarck takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Bismarck can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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.