14 days in North Dakota Itinerary

14 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Grand Forks
— 2 nights
2
Kenmare
— 1 night
3
Medora
— 3 nights
4
Bismarck
— 3 nights
5
Jamestown
— 1 night
6
Fargo
— 3 nights

2
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a live event at Ralph Engelstad Arena, thenget engrossed in the history at Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum, thenstop by Widman's Candy Shop, and finally appreciate the history behind Flood Memorial Monument.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Forks trip builder tool.

New York City to Grand Forks is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Grand Forks. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Grand Forks hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kenmare.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Splasher's of the South Seas ©
Splasher's of the South Seas
Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop

1
night
Kenmare

Kenmare
Kenmare is a city in Ward County, North Dakota, United States. On the 11th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kenmare route builder tool.

Drive from Grand Forks to Kenmare in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Grand Forks in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kenmare: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Kenmare

Nature Scenic Drive Outdoors
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3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Popular historic sites such as South Unit and Painted Canyon Overlook are in your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Badlands Overlook. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, take a memorable drive along Little Missouri National Grassland, and stop by Prairie Fire Pottery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Medora tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Kenmare to Medora in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Take a break from the city and head to Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park and Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Dam Nature Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Kirkwood Mall, and get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bismarck trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Medora to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. September in Bismarck sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, and then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Jamestown itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Jamestown are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum

3
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Red River Zoo and Roger Maris Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Bonanzaville and Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Fargo Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center, and have fun and explore at The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fargo day trip app.

Drive from Jamestown to Fargo in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Fargo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bonanzaville
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Bonanzaville ©
Bonanzaville
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum