30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

30 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota trip planner

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Fargo
— 4 nights
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Grand Forks
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jamestown
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bismarck
— 5 nights
Drive
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Regent
— 2 nights
Drive
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Medora
— 4 nights
Drive
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Watford City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Minot
— 5 nights
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Fargo

— 4 nights
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Get out of town with these interesting Fargo side-trips: Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie), Dakota Magic Casino (in Hankinson) and Maple River Winery (in Casselton). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Fargo Air Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company, admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum, and play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fargo online route maker.

New York City to Fargo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Fargo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, you will find days in Fargo are slightly colder (40°F), and nights are colder (23°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:

Grand Forks

— 3 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. Grand Forks is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, join the crowd at River Cities Speedway, gain insight at University of North Dakota, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens.

Make your Grand Forks itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Fargo to Grand Forks takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Jamestown

— 3 nights
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Jamestown side-trips: Valley City (Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park & Barnes County Historical Society), Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site (in Cooperstown) and Fort Ransom State Park (in Fort Ransom). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, and join the crowd at Jamestown Speedway.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jamestown trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Jamestown in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Bismarck

— 5 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Get out of town with these interesting Bismarck side-trips: Salem Sue (in New Salem) and Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, contemplate the long history of Custer House, and sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bismarck trip planner.

Getting from Jamestown to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Regent.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 17:

Regent

— 2 nights
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. On the 18th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Enchanted Highway. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Assumption Abbey.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Regent trip planner.

Getting from Bismarck to Regent by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Bismarck to Regent, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. 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 19th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Medora.

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

Medora

— 4 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Take a break from Medora with a short trip to Elkhorn Ranch Site in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, about 40 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of South Unit, take an in-depth tour of Harold Schafer Heritage Center, look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, and tee off at Bully Pulpit Golf Course.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Medora trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Regent to Medora in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Watford City.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:

Watford City

— 3 nights
Watford City, founded in 1914, is a city in and the county seat of McKenzie County, North Dakota, United States. Take a break from Watford City with a short trip to Oxbow Overlook in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at North Unit. There's lots more to do: trek along Caprock-Coulee Trail, explore the striking landscape at Cannonball Concretions Pullout, stroll through Buckhorn Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Longhorn Pullout.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Watford City day trip tool.

Drive from Medora to Watford City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Medora to Watford City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Watford City are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Watford City

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26:

Minot

— 5 nights
Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minot: Fort Stevenson State Park (in Garrison), Lake Sakakawea State Park (in Mercer) and Geographical Center of North America (in Rugby). And it doesn't end there: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Lake Metigoshe State Park, and try your luck at Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Minot trip planner.

Getting from Watford City to Minot by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Minot can reach 39°F, while at night they dip to 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 · Nature · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 26 — Dec 1:

North Dakota travel guide

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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.