7 days in North Dakota Itinerary

7 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota vacation maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Fargo
— 1 night
Drive
2
Grand Forks
— 1 night
Drive
3
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bismarck
— 2 nights
Fly

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Fargo

— 1 night
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fargo journey planner.

New York City to Fargo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Fargo to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Grand Forks

— 1 night
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 22nd (Tue): deepen your understanding at University of North Dakota, then pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument, and then stop by Widman's Candy Shop.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fargo to Grand Forks takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Shopping

Medora

— 2 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of South Unit.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Medora trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Medora in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Forks to Medora. Traveling from Grand Forks in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Medora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bismarck

— 2 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, and finally explore the activities along Missouri River. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park and then let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bismarck travel planner.

Getting from Medora to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Medora to Bismarck is 1 hour. September in Bismarck sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

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.