37 days in North Dakota Itinerary

37 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fargo
— 5 nights
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Grand Forks
— 5 nights
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Jamestown
— 3 nights
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Minot
— 4 nights
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Williston
— 4 nights
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Medora
— 5 nights
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Regent
— 4 nights
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Bismarck
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Fargo: Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie) and Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, get in on the family fun at Thunder Road Amusement Park, and get engrossed in the history at Fargo Air Museum.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Fargo itinerary tool.

Miami to Fargo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Miami in July, with highs in Fargo at 83°F and lows at 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Forks: Grahams Island State Park (in Devils Lake) and Fort Totten State Historic Site (in Fort Totten). There's lots more to do: gain insight at University of North Dakota, play a few rounds at King's Walk Golf Course, join the crowd at River Cities Speedway, and pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Forks online journey planner.

Getting from Fargo to Grand Forks by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Grand Forks, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jamestown

— 3 nights
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Jamestown side-trips: Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum (in Wimbledon), Valley City (Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park, Barnes County Historical Society, &more) and Fort Ransom State Park (in Fort Ransom). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Jamestown trip builder.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Jamestown in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Jamestown are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minot: International Peace Garden (in Dunseith), Tommy Turtle Statue (in Bottineau) and Rugby (Prairie Village Museum & Geographical Center of North America). Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at North Dakota State Fair Center. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and have fun at Oak Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Minot online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Minot takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Minot can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Williston

— 4 nights
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williston: Watford City (River Bend Overlook, Cannonball Concretions Pullout, &more), Lewis and Clark Trail Museum (in Alexander) and Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit & Oxbow Overlook). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, appreciate the history behind Sitting Bull, deepen your understanding at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, and play a few rounds at Links of North Dakota.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Williston journey builder app.

You can drive from Minot to Williston in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Williston

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Medora

— 5 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Elkhorn Ranch Site in Theodore Roosevelt National Park (about 40 minutes away). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at South Unit. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, get great views at Badlands Overlook, take an in-depth tour of Harold Schafer Heritage Center, and take a memorable drive along Little Missouri National Grassland.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Medora online trip planner.

Getting from Williston to Medora by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Williston in August, Medora is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Regent

— 4 nights
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. When in Regent, make a side trip to see Assumption Abbey in Richardton, approximately Richardton away. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Enchanted Highway.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Regent trip builder tool.

You can drive from Medora to Regent in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Bismarck.

Things to do in Regent

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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: Salem Sue (in New Salem) and Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and look for gifts at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bismarck trip builder app.

Getting from Regent to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Regent to Bismarck. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

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.