34 days in Blue Ridge & North Dakota Itinerary

34 days in Blue Ridge & North Dakota Itinerary

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Blue Ridge
— 16 nights
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Taxi to Calhoun, Shuttle to Atlanta, Fly to Fargo
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Fargo
— 3 nights
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Grand Forks
— 1 night
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Jamestown
— 1 night
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Bismarck
— 5 nights
Drive
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Williston
— 2 nights
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Minot
— 2 nights
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Blue Ridge

Historic High Country

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Get in touch with nature at Whitewater Falls and Fort Mountain State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toccoa River Swinging Bridge and Bald River Falls. Explore Blue Ridge's surroundings by going to Highlands (Glen Falls & Highland Excursion), Murphy (Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, Murphy River Walk, &more) and 12 Spies Vineyards and Farm (in Rabun Gap). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hike along Dukes Creek Falls Trail, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Loudoun State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Blue Ridge trip maker app.

Orlando to Blue Ridge is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Orlando in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Blue Ridge: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Blue Ridge

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Fargo

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 Drekker Brewing Company and Bonanzaville. Take a break from Fargo with a short trip to Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site in Abercrombie, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fargo Air Museum, deepen your understanding at North Dakota State University, and test your team's savvy at Fargo Escape Room.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fargo itinerary planner.

Getting from Blue Ridge to Fargo by combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Blue Ridge in November, with highs in Fargo at 40°F and lows at 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Grand Forks

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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, then admire the masterpieces at North Dakota Museum of Art, and then deepen your understanding at University of North Dakota.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Forks trip planner.

Getting from Fargo to Grand Forks by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in November, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Shopping · Museums

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Jamestown

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum and then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jamestown trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Forks to Jamestown takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in November, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums

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Bismarck

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laughing Sun Brewing Co. and Enchanted Highway. Get in touch with nature at Keelboat Park and Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Bismarck side-trips: Salem Sue (in New Salem) and Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River, get to know the fascinating history of Chief Lookings Village, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bismarck itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Bismarck takes 2 hours. In November in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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.
Popular historic sites such as South Unit and Painted Canyon Overlook are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to North Unit and Petrified Forest Loop.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Bismarck to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bismarck to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Theodore Roosevelt National Park are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Williston

Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, then steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, and then appreciate the history behind Sitting Bull. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at River Bend Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Cannonball Concretions Pullout, and then get engrossed in the history at Lewis and Clark Trail Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Williston trip maker website.

You can drive from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Williston in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Williston are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Williston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Minot

Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo and then brush up on your military savvy at Dakota Territory Air Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Minot sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Williston to Minot takes 2.5 hours. November in Minot sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

North Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
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.