15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota trip planner

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Fly
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Fargo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Forks
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive
4
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Medora
— 3 nights
Drive to Williston Basin International Airport, Fly to Auckland International Airport

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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. Get some historical perspective at Bonanzaville and Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church. You'll explore and learn at Red River Zoo and Roger Maris Museum. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Fargo Air Museum, browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center, play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drekker Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fargo route planning website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Fargo is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Fargo, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Fargo, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see where the action happens at Ralph Engelstad Arena, explore the world behind art at North Dakota Museum of Art, then look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, and finally pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum and then play a few rounds at King's Walk Golf Course.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Fargo to Grand Forks in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Grand Forks can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Outdoors · Golf · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

1
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Jamestown

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 4th (Fri), examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, and then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jamestown vacation planning tool.

Drive from Grand Forks to Jamestown in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. Step out of the city life by going to Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Hawktree Golf Club. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and browse the different shops at Kirkwood Mall.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bismarck online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Bismarck takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

3
nights
Medora

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at South Unit and Painted Canyon Overlook. Take a break from the city and head to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Bully Pulpit Golf Course. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site and stop by Prairie Fire Pottery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Medora vacation planning app.

Drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Medora. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

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.