31 days in North Dakota Itinerary

31 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota travel route maker
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Fargo
— 4 nights
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Grand Forks
— 4 nights
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Jamestown
— 2 nights
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Bismarck
— 6 nights
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Regent
— 1 night
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Medora
— 4 nights
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Williston
— 4 nights
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Minot
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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. Explore Fargo's surroundings by going to Bagg Bonanza Farm (in Mooreton) and Dakota Magic Casino (in Hankinson). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, gain insight at North Dakota State University, and explore the world behind art at Plains Art Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Fargo trip builder tool.

Orlando to Fargo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in March, with highs in Fargo at 38°F and lows at 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Forks.
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Museums · Casinos · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Forks: Devils Lake (Devils Lake & Grahams Island State Park) and Spirit Lake Casino (in Saint Michael). The adventure continues: gain insight at University of North Dakota, bet on your favorite at River Cities Speedway, admire the majestic nature at Turtle River State Park, and stop by Widman's Candy Shop.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Forks trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fargo to Grand Forks takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.
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Nature · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games
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Jamestown — 2 nights

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum and then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park and then see the interesting displays at Barnes County Historical Society.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jamestown tour builder app.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Jamestown in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Bismarck.
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Bismarck — 6 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: Dickinson (Dakota Dinosaur Museum & Dickinson Museum Center), Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan) and Salem Sue (in New Salem). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, walk around Keelboat Park, explore the activities along Missouri River, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bismarck vacation app.

Getting from Jamestown to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Regent.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
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Regent — 1 night

Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): cruise along Enchanted Highway.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Regent tour planner.

Getting from Bismarck to Regent by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In March in Regent, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 19°F at night. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Medora.
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Medora — 4 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Little Missouri National Grassland in Watford City (about 30 minutes away). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at South Unit. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, stop by Prairie Fire Pottery, and tee off at Bully Pulpit Golf Course.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Medora holiday maker app.

You can drive from Regent to Medora in 1.5 hours. March in Medora sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 20°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Williston.
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Williston — 4 nights

Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Explore Williston's surroundings by going to Watford City (Cannonball Concretions Pullout & River Bend Overlook) and Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit, Caprock-Coulee Trail, &more). It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort Union Trading Post and take an in-depth tour of Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Williston trip planner.

You can drive from Medora to Williston in 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Williston due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Minot.
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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. Get out of town with these interesting Minot side-trips: Lake Metigoshe State Park (in Bottineau), Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino (in Belcourt) and International Peace Garden (in Dunseith). There's still lots to do: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, pause for some photo ops at Geographical Center of North America, buy something for everyone on your list at Dakota Square Mall, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Minot visit planner.

Traveling by car from Williston to Minot takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in March, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
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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.
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