11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

11 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fargo
— 2 nights
2
Grand Forks
— 2 nights
3
Bismarck
— 3 nights
4
Medora
— 3 nights

2
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Explore Fargo's surroundings by going to Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton), Barnes County Historical Society (in Valley City) and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, relax in the rural setting at Bagg Bonanza Farm, and play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fargo trip planner.

Chicago to Fargo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fargo, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chahinkapa Zoo, Barnes County Historical Society, Bagg Bonanza Farm, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
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Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Chahinkapa Zoo ©
Chahinkapa Zoo
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church ©
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church

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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 14th (Wed), stroll around Memorial Park, stop by Widman's Candy Shop, and then bet on your favorite at River Cities Speedway. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at King's Walk Golf Course, then get engrossed in the history at Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum, and then deepen your understanding at University of North Dakota.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Forks trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fargo to Grand Forks takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Grand Forks are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Outdoors · Golf · Parks
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King's Walk Golf Course ©
King's Walk Golf Course
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota

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nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Bismarck: Dinosaurs of the Prairie (in Napoleon) and Lake Sakakawea State Park (in Mercer). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, have fun at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bismarck online route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Forks to Bismarck takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mandan, Dinosaurs of the Prairie, Lake Sakakawea State Park
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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

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nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Explore Medora's surroundings by going to Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Elkhorn Ranch Site & Caprock-Coulee Trail). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Unit.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Medora driving holiday site.

You can drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bismarck in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Medora, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site ©
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site
South Unit ©
South Unit