14 days in North Dakota Itinerary

14 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fly to Hector International Airport, Drive to Grand Forks
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Grand Forks
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive
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Medora
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive
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Fargo
— 3 nights
Fly

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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, then get engrossed in the history at Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum, then stop 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 73°F and lows are around 49°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
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

1
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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 68°F by day to 46°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

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

3
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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 Chateau de Mores State Historic Site. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Little Missouri National Grassland, get great views at Badlands Overlook, 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 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

3
nights
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 75°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

1
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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 72°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

3
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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 The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Bonanzaville and Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum, admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center, and take an in-depth tour of Fargo Air Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fargo attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Fargo takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Fargo are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

North Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
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.