8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Kingston
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Bismarck
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fargo
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Kingston

1
day
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bismarck online holiday planner .

Kingston, Canada to Bismarck is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Kingston in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Bismarck, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Shopping Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland, then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit.

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Drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2 hours. Traveling from Bismarck to Medora, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Kenmare.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Little Missouri National Grassland ©

1
night
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Kenmare is a city in Ward County, North Dakota, United States. On the 5th (Sun), cruise along Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kenmare tour app .

Drive from Medora to Kenmare in 4 hours. Traveling from Medora to Kenmare, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Kenmare

Nature Wildlife Outdoors
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Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge ©
Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge

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. On the 6th (Mon), look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, then appreciate the history behind Flood Memorial Monument, then explore and take pictures at Ralph Engelstad Arena, and finally admire all the interesting features of University of North Dakota.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Forks trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Grand Forks takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Grand Forks are 11°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can 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
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota

1
night
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Fargodome, then examine the collection at Fargo Air Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, 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 12°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Fargodome ©
Fargodome
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum

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