42 days in North Dakota Itinerary

42 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota trip maker
©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Fargo
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Grand Forks
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Jamestown
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Bismarck
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Regent
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Medora
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Williston
— 5 nights
Drive
8
Minot
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22

Fargo — 5 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 Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton) and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Red River Zoo, steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drekker Brewing Company, and let the kids burn off some steam at Lindenwood Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fargo tour itinerary planner.

Exeter, UK to Fargo is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Forks.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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. Grand Forks is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, deepen your understanding at University of North Dakota, explore the world behind art at North Dakota Museum of Art, and get engrossed in the history at Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Forks trip tool.

You can drive from Fargo to Grand Forks in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Jamestown.
more
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trip

Jamestown — 5 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), Sullys Hill National Game Preserve (in Saint Michael) and Grahams Island State Park (in Devils Lake). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, snap pictures at Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park, cruise along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint James Basilica.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jamestown road trip tool.

Drive from Grand Forks to Jamestown in 2.5 hours. In September in Jamestown, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Bismarck.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips

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: Cross Ranch State Park (in Center), Salem Sue (in New Salem) and Washburn (Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (LCIC) & Fort Mandan State Historic Site). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, and let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bismarck trip builder website.

You can drive from Jamestown to Bismarck in 2 hours. September in Bismarck sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Regent.
more
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Regent — 5 nights

Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Go for a jaunt from Regent to Richardton to see Assumption Abbey about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: cruise along Enchanted Highway.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Regent road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Regent takes 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Regent. In September, daytime highs in Regent are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Medora on the 30th (Fri).
more
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Medora — 5 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at South Unit. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, take an in-depth tour of Harold Schafer Heritage Center, and take a memorable drive along Petrified Forest Loop.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Medora journey planner.

Drive from Regent to Medora in 1.5 hours. September in Medora sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Williston.
more
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Williston — 5 nights

Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Williston: Lewis and Clark Trail Museum (in Alexander), Watford City (River Bend Overlook, Cannonball Concretions Pullout, &more) and Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit, Oxbow Overlook, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Union Trading Post, appreciate the history behind Sitting Bull, gain insight at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, and tee off at Links of North Dakota.

You can plan Williston trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Medora to Williston takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Medora to Williston is 1 hour. In October in Williston, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Minot.
more
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Minot: Rugby (Geographical Center of North America & Prairie Village Museum), Lake Metigoshe State Park (in Bottineau) and International Peace Garden (in Dunseith). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, explore and take pictures at Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and let the kids burn off some steam at Oak Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Minot vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Williston to Minot in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
more
Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
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.
more