7 days in North Dakota Itinerary

7 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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7 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Minot
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Grand Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fargo
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: New Orleans

1
night
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bismarck driving holiday app .

New Orleans to Bismarck is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in May since evenings lows in Bismarck dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

2
nights
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park displays Great Plains wildlife such as bison, wild horses, elk, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs in a mixed landscape of expansive prairie and craggy badlands.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and then get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Theodore Roosevelt National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Bismarck to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bismarck to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Medora
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

1
night
Minot

Minot ©
Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Dakota Square Mall.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Minot trip builder site .

You can drive from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Minot in 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Minot is 1 hour. May in Minot sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Dakota Square Mall ©
Dakota Square Mall

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by Widman's Candy Shop, then pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument, then explore and take pictures at Ralph Engelstad Arena, and finally explore and take pictures at University of North Dakota.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Forks trip planner .

Drive from Minot to Grand Forks in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Grand Forks can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Shopping
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Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop

1
night
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 1st (Sat), explore and take pictures at Newman Outdoor Field and then get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fargo day trip planning app .

Drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Newman Outdoor Field ©
Newman Outdoor Field

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