9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Grand Forks
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Fargo
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
3
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Bismarck
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Minot
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Grand Forks
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: San Francisco

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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 21st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Memorial Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Forks trip itinerary website .

San Francisco to Grand Forks is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Grand Forks is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks Museums
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Memorial Park ©
Memorial Park

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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 22nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church and then play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fargo trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
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Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church ©
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church

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Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jamestown day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fargo to Jamestown takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
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Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Sakakawea Statue and then steep yourself in history at Custer House.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Bismarck takes 2 hours. 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 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Minot.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Custer House
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Custer House ©
Custer House

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nights
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 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Dakota Territory Air Museum, let little ones run wild at Oak Park, then admire the masterpieces at Taube Museum of Art, and finally see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum & Magic City Express.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Minot planning tool .

Drive from Bismarck to Minot in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Minot can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Minot

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Railroad Museum & Magic City Express ©
Oak Park ©
Oak Park
Taube Museum of Art ©
Taube Museum of Art

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nights
Grand Forks

Grand Forks ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Cities Speedway and Rydell National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with a short trip to Old Mill State Park in Argyle (about 1h 05 min away). See even more of Grand Forks: play a few rounds at King's Walk Golf Course, explore and take pictures at Center for Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota, and pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks trip planner .

You can drive from Minot to Grand Forks in 3.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Old Mill State Park, Rydell National Wildlife Refuge
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River Cities Speedway ©
River Cities Speedway
Rydell National Wildlife Refuge ©
Rydell National Wildlife Refuge
Old Mill State Park ©
Old Mill State Park

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