30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Fargo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Forks
— 5 nights
Drive
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Jamestown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bismarck
— 6 nights
Drive
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Regent
— 1 night
Drive
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Medora
— 4 nights
Drive
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Williston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Minot
— 4 nights
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Fargo

— 5 nights
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Change things up with these side-trips from Fargo: Bagg Bonanza Farm (in Mooreton) and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Fargo Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville, learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, and browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fargo trip maker website.

New York City to Fargo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Fargo: temperatures range from 40°F by day to 23°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:

Grand Forks

— 5 nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Forks: Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site (in Cooperstown) and Spirit Lake Casino (in Saint Michael). There's much more to do: stop by Widman's Candy Shop, bet on your favorite at River Cities Speedway, pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument, and gain insight at University of North Dakota.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Forks day trip planning app.

You can drive from Fargo to Grand Forks in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Grand Forks are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Casinos · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:

Jamestown

— 2 nights
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village and then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park and then bet on your favorite at Jamestown Speedway.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Jamestown trip itinerary website.

Drive from Grand Forks to Jamestown in 2.5 hours. November in Jamestown sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Bismarck

— 6 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., and get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bismarck online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Jamestown to Bismarck in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Bismarck can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Regent.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 20:

Regent

— 1 night
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. On the 21st (Sun), take a memorable drive along Enchanted Highway.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Regent trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Regent takes 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Regent. In November in Regent, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Medora.

Things to do in Regent

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
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Medora

— 4 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Elkhorn Ranch Site in Theodore Roosevelt National Park (about 40 minutes away). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, ride a horse along Maah Daah Hey Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Medora road trip site.

You can drive from Regent to Medora in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in November, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:

Williston

— 2 nights
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Caprock-Coulee Trail and then hike along Oxbow Overlook. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at North Unit.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Williston road trip site.

Getting from Medora to Williston by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Medora to Williston is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Williston can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Williston

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

Minot

— 4 nights
Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Step out of Minot with an excursion to Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino in Belcourt--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, browse the different shops at Dakota Square Mall, and examine the collection at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Minot trip maker website.

You can drive from Williston to Minot in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in November, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Casinos

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 1:

North Dakota travel guide

4.5
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.