7 days in Grand Forks, Fargo & Minnesota Itinerary

7 days in Grand Forks, Fargo & Minnesota Itinerary

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7 days in Grand Forks, Fargo & Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Altona
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Grand Forks
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fargo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Bloomington
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Altona

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Grand Forks

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 25th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Ralph Engelstad Arena, then stop by Widman's Candy Shop, and then appreciate the history behind Flood Memorial Monument.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Forks road trip planner.

Altona, Canada to Grand Forks is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Shopping
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Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop
Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena
Flood Memorial Monument ©
Flood Memorial Monument

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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 26th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center, then join in the after-dark buzz at The Windbreak, and then contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville USA. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, then explore and take pictures at Fargodome, then do a tasting at Maple River Winery, and finally examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fargo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Maple River Winery
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The Windbreak ©
The Windbreak
Fargodome ©
Fargodome

2
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, meet the residents at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, sample the tasty concoctions at Hammerheart Brewery, then do a tasting at WineHaven Winery and Vineyard, and finally get in on the family fun at Cafesjian's Carousel. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, sample the tasty concoctions at Surly Brewing Co., and then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Fargo to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fargo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Minneapolis, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Hammerheart Brewery, Surly Brewing Co., WineHaven Winery and Vineyard
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Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul
WineHaven Winery and Vineyard ©
WineHaven Winery and Vineyard

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Bloomington

Bloomington ©
The city of Bloomington, part of the Minneapolis-St.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Historic Fort Snelling, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Minnesota Zoo, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Minnesota.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bloomington trip maker .

Bloomington is just a short distance from Minneapolis. In April in Bloomington, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Historic Fort Snelling, Mystic Lake Casino, Minnesota Zoo
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Minnesota Zoo ©
Minnesota Zoo
Historic Fort Snelling ©
Historic Fort Snelling
SEA LIFE at Mall of America ©
SEA LIFE at Mall of America

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