8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Fargo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Grand Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Minot
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bismarck
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fargo itinerary site .

New York City to Fargo is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Fargo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Fargo reach 74°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Newman Outdoor Field ©
Newman Outdoor Field
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum

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 4th (Wed): look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument, then explore and take pictures at Ralph Engelstad Arena, and finally admire all the interesting features of University of North Dakota.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Forks trip maker website .

Drive from Fargo to Grand Forks in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Minot.

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
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota

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. On the 5th (Thu), stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and then let little ones run wild at Oak Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Minot planner .

You can drive from Grand Forks to Minot in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Minot are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Oak Park ©
Oak Park

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores, contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook.

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

Drive from Minot to Medora in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Minot to Medora, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minot in September, plan for little chillier nights in Medora, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Dakota Zoo, then let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, then contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building and then take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck road trip planner.

You can drive from Medora to Bismarck in 2 hours. Traveling from Medora to Bismarck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

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