49 days in North Dakota Itinerary

49 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota trip planner
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Fargo
— 7 nights
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Grand Forks
— 5 nights
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Jamestown
— 6 nights
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Bismarck
— 6 nights
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Regent
— 5 nights
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Medora
— 6 nights
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Williston
— 6 nights
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Minot
— 6 nights
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Fargo — 7 nights

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Venture out of the city with trips to Bagg Bonanza Farm (in Mooreton), Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie) and Wahpeton (Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish & Chahinkapa Zoo). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, walk around Lindenwood Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drekker Brewing Company.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fargo trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Fargo is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Fargo is minus 6 hours. In September, daytime highs in Fargo are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Forks.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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. Go for a jaunt from Grand Forks to Cavalier to see Icelandic State Park about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, play a few rounds at King's Walk Golf Course, explore the world behind art at North Dakota Museum of Art, and gain insight at University of North Dakota.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Forks online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fargo to Grand Forks takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jamestown.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Golf
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Jamestown — 6 nights

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley City (Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park, Barnes County Historical Society, &more), Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site (in Cooperstown) and Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum (in Wimbledon). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica, try to win big at Spirit Lake Casino, and admire the majestic nature at Grahams Island State Park.

Before you visit Jamestown, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Salem Sue (in New Salem), Cross Ranch State Park (in Center) and Washburn (Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (LCIC) & Fort Mandan State Historic Site). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village, and explore the ancient world of Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bismarck online road trip planner.

You can drive from Jamestown to Bismarck in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bismarck are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Regent.
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Regent — 5 nights

Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Step out of Regent to go to Richardton and see Assumption Abbey, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Enchanted Highway.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Regent online itinerary planner.

Getting from Bismarck to Regent by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Regent, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Medora.
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Medora — 6 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medora: Elkhorn Ranch Site (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park) and Little Missouri National Grassland (in Watford City). Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at South Unit. There's much more to do: examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, take a memorable drive along Petrified Forest Loop, and take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Medora sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Regent to Medora takes 1.5 hours. In October in Medora, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Williston.
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Williston — 6 nights

Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Williston side-trips: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit, Oxbow Overlook, &more), Lewis and Clark State Park (in Epping) and Watford City (River Bend Overlook, Cannonball Concretions Pullout, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fort Union Trading Post, get engrossed in the history at Lewis and Clark Trail Museum, pause for some photo ops at Sitting Bull, and play a few rounds at Links of North Dakota.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Williston trip planner.

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, daytime highs in Williston are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Minot.
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Minot — 6 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: Rugby (Geographical Center of North America & Prairie Village Museum), Dunseith (International Peace Garden & W'eel Turtle) and Lake Metigoshe State Park (in Bottineau). And it doesn't end there: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, take a memorable drive along Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, learn about all things military at Dakota Territory Air Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dakota Square Mall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Minot holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Williston to Minot takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Minot are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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