14 days in North Dakota Itinerary

14 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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14 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Grand Forks
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Medora
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Fargo
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

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. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Ralph Engelstad Arena, get engrossed in the history at Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum, then look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, and finally pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Forks tour builder website .

New York City to Grand Forks is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Grand Forks is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Grand Forks reach 73°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can 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
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), take a memorable drive along Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kenmare route planner.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Kenmare in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Grand Forks in September, plan for slightly colder days in Kenmare, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive
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Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge ©
Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Get outdoors at South Unit and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Painted Canyon Overlook and Chateau de Mores are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: stop by Prairie Fire Pottery, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, and cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Medora trip app .

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Medora takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kenmare to Medora due to the time zone difference. September in Medora sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time 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. Family-friendly places like The Dakota Zoo and Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex will thrill your kids. Appreciate the collections at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, browse the different shops at Kirkwood Mall, and identify plant and animal life at McDowell Dam Nature Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Bismarck trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Medora to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Bismarck are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
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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): see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, and then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Jamestown trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Jamestown takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Jamestown are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time 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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red River Zoo and Roger Maris Museum. Get some historical perspective at Bonanzaville USA and Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center, have fun and explore at The Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Fargo Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fargo trip itinerary 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum