9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h
1
Fargo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bismarck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Minot
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Grand Forks
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fargo online trip itinerary maker .

San Francisco to Fargo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Fargo. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for little chillier nights in Fargo, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
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Newman Outdoor Field ©
Newman Outdoor Field

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Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica, and finally see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jamestown trip maker website .

Drive from Fargo to Jamestown in 2 hours. September in Jamestown sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Historic Sites
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village

2
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 25th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fort Mandan, appreciate the extensive heritage of The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, then grab your bike and head to Keelboat Park, and finally get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and finally contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bismarck using our trip planner.

Getting from Jamestown to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn
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Fort Mandan ©
Fort Mandan
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo

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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 27th (Fri): stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and then let little ones run wild at Oak Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Minot trip planner .

Drive from Bismarck to Minot in 2 hours. September in Minot sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Minot

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

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nights
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 28th (Sat), look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, then admire all the interesting features of River Cities Speedway, and then admire all the interesting features of University of North Dakota. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, make a splash at Splasher's of the South Seas, and then pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks vacation maker app .

You can drive from Minot to Grand Forks in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Grand Forks sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Theme Parks Parks Shopping
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Splasher's of the South Seas ©
Splasher's of the South Seas
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota

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