56 days in North Dakota Itinerary

56 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota trip itinerary planner
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Minot
— 8 nights
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Williston
— 6 nights
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Medora
— 7 nights
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Regent
— 6 nights
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Bismarck
— 7 nights
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Jamestown
— 7 nights
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Grand Forks
— 6 nights
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Fargo
— 7 nights
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Minot — 8 nights

Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Venture out of the city with trips to Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (in Kenmare), International Peace Garden (in Dunseith) and Paul Broste Rock Museum (in Parshall). The adventure continues: stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum & Magic City Express, brush up on your military savvy at Dakota Territory Air Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Lake Sakakawea State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Minot trip itinerary planning site.

Exeter, UK to Minot is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Exeter to Minot, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Minot can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car 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: New Town (Crow Flies High Butte & Four Bears Bridge), Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit, Oxbow Overlook, &more) and Watford City (River Bend Overlook, Cannonball Concretions Pullout, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Union Trading Post, appreciate the history behind Sitting Bull, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Buford State Historic Site, and get engrossed in the history at Lewis and Clark Trail Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Williston trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Minot to Williston takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Williston can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Medora.
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Medora — 7 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medora: Peaceful Valley (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park), Little Missouri National Grassland (in Watford City) and Pioneer Trails Regional Museum (in Bowman). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at South Unit. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, play a few rounds at Bully Pulpit Golf Course, get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center, and explore and take pictures at Petrified Forest Loop.

Plan my trip to Medora with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Williston to Medora in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Regent.
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Regent — 6 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. There's more to do: cruise along Enchanted Highway.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Regent trip planner.

Drive from Medora to Regent in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Regent are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for Bismarck on the 2nd (Sun).
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Bismarck — 7 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Harmon Lake (in Mandan), Washburn (Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (LCIC) & Fort Mandan State Historic Site) and Cross Ranch State Park (in Center). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and make a trip to Salem Sue.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bismarck planner.

Drive from Regent to Bismarck in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Regent to Bismarck. In October, daytime highs in Bismarck are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jamestown.
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Jamestown — 7 nights

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jamestown: Grahams Island State Park (in Devils Lake), Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum (in Wimbledon) and Saint Michael (Spirit Lake Casino & Sullys Hill National Game Preserve). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, admire the majestic nature at Fort Ransom State Park, and steep yourself in history at Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site.

Plan my trip to Jamestown with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Forks.
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Grand Forks — 6 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Forks: Frost Fire Park (in Walhalla), Devils Lake (in Devils Lake) and Icelandic State Park (in Cavalier). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, explore the world behind art at North Dakota Museum of Art, walk around Memorial Park, and tee off at King's Walk Golf Course.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Forks travel route planner.

Drive from Jamestown to Grand Forks in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fargo.
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fargo: Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie) and Wahpeton (Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish & Chahinkapa Zoo). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drekker Brewing Company, and contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fargo trip builder app.

Drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Fargo are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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North Dakota travel guide

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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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