15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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15 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  26​h
1
Fargo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Grand Forks
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Medora
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Auckland

3
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Appreciate the collections at Red River Zoo and Fargo Air Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Roger Maris Museum and Bonanzaville USA. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center, sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company, play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church.

Make your Fargo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Auckland, New Zealand to Fargo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fargo, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Outdoors Golf
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore and take pictures at Ralph Engelstad Arena, admire the masterpieces 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. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum and then tee off at King's Walk Golf Course.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Forks holiday builder tool .

Drive from Fargo to Grand Forks in 1.5 hours. In October in Grand Forks, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Outdoors Golf Museums
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King's Walk Golf Course ©
King's Walk Golf Course
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop
North Dakota Museum of Art ©
North Dakota Museum of Art

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, and then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jamestown journey planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Forks to Jamestown takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

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
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex and The Dakota Zoo. Appreciate the collections at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., browse the different shops at Kirkwood Mall, ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and play a few rounds at Hawktree Golf Club.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bismarck travel route planning tool .

Drive from Jamestown to Bismarck in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex, The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
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3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Get a sense of the local culture at South Unit and Chateau de Mores. Take a break from the city and head to Bully Pulpit Golf Course and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook and stop by Prairie Fire Pottery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Medora trip itinerary website .

Getting from Bismarck to Medora by car takes about 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Medora due to the time zone difference. In October in Medora, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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