5 days in North Dakota Itinerary

5 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota itinerary planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Fargo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Forks
Drive
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Minot
— 1 night
Drive
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Bismarck
— 1 night
Fly

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Fargo — 2 nights

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fargo online travel route builder.

Cincinnati to Fargo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cincinnati to Fargo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cincinnati in March: high temperatures in Fargo hover around 38°F and lows are around 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Forks.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): see where the action happens at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Fargo to Grand Forks in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Grand Forks are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 15°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Minot.
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Minot — 1 night

Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. On the 14th (Mon), browse the different shops at Dakota Square Mall and then stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Minot tour site.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Minot in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bismarck.
Parks · Shopping

Bismarck — 1 night

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dakota Zoo and then shop like a local with North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Bismarck sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Minot to Bismarck takes 2 hours. In March in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.