30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fargo
— 5 nights
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Grand Forks
— 5 nights
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Devils Lake
— 4 nights
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Watford City
— 5 nights
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 4 nights
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Bismarck
— 6 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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bagg Bonanza Farm and The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Fargo side-trips: Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish (in Wahpeton), Fort Ransom State Park (in Fort Ransom) and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie). There's much more to do: tee off at Edgewood Golf, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, cruise along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, and snap pictures at Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park.

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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 moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in November, expect nights in Fargo to be colder, around 23°F, while days are slightly colder, around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Cities Speedway and Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Forks: Pembina State Museum (in Pembina) and Icelandic State Park (in Cavalier). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at North Dakota Museum of Art, play a few rounds at King's Walk Golf Course, immerse yourself in nature at Turtle River State Park, and deepen your understanding at Center for Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Forks trip planner.

Getting from Fargo to Grand Forks by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Grand Forks are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Devils Lake.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Devils Lake

— 4 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 Lake Metigoshe State Park. When in Devils Lake, make a side trip to see Prairie Village Museum in Rugby, approximately Rugby away. It doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fort Totten State Historic Site and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Devils Lake trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Grand Forks to Devils Lake by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Watford City.

Things to do in Devils Lake

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Watford City

— 5 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 Cannonball Concretions Pullout. Explore Watford City's surroundings by going to Lewis and Clark Trail Museum (in Alexander), Maah Daah Hey Trail (in Medora) and Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (in Kenmare). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Crow Flies High Butte, snap pictures at Four Bears Bridge, get great views at Longhorn Pullout, and explore the striking landscape of Little Missouri National Grassland.

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You can drive from Devils Lake to Watford City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Devils Lake in November, you will find days in Watford City are somewhat warmer (41°F), and nights are about the same (19°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Things to do in Watford City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

— 4 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Oxbow Overlook and Petrified Forest Loop. Change things up with a short trip to Prairie Fire Pottery in Beach (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Caprock-Coulee Trail, wander the wide-open spaces of Elkhorn Ranch Site, and stroll through Buckhorn Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Theodore Roosevelt National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is just a stone's throw from Watford City. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Theodore Roosevelt National Park are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

Bismarck

— 6 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gateway to Science and Sakakawea Statue. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to Fort Stevenson State Park (in Garrison), Assumption Abbey (in Richardton) and Cross Ranch State Park (in Center). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Buffalo Statue, let little ones run wild at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park, tee off at Hawktree Golf Club, and walk around General Sibley Park & Campground.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bismarck itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Bismarck takes 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. November in Bismarck sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Childrens Museums

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.