16 days in North Dakota Itinerary

16 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Grand Forks
— 3 nights
2
Minot
— 2 nights
3
Medora
— 2 nights
4
Regent
— 1 night
5
Bismarck
— 3 nights
6
Jamestown
— 1 night
7
Fargo
— 3 nights

3
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. Grand Forks is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight at University of North Dakota, appreciate the history behind Flood Memorial Monument, bet on your favorite at River Cities Speedway, and immerse yourself in nature at Turtle River State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Forks road trip app.

Lafayette to Grand Forks is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Lafayette in October; daily highs in Grand Forks reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Turtle River State Park
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Turtle River State Park ©
Turtle River State Park
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop

2
nights
Minot

Minot ©
Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): find something for the whole family at North Dakota State Fair Center and then learn about all things military at Dakota Territory Air Museum. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Oak Park, walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Minot trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Forks to Minot takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Minot, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 7th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Unit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, and then explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Medora itinerary maker.

You can drive from Minot to Medora in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Minot to Medora is minus 1 hour. In October in Medora, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. On the 9th (Sat), cruise along Enchanted Highway.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Regent trip planner.

Traveling by car from Medora to Regent takes 1.5 hours. October in Regent sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bismarck.

Things to do in Regent

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Bismarck: The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (in Washburn) and Salem Sue (in New Salem). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck route planner.

You can drive from Regent to Bismarck in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Regent to Bismarck is 1 hour. In October in Bismarck, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandan, The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Salem Sue
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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jamestown sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Historic Sites
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Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica

3
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Fargo is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red River Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Lindenwood Park, admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Fargo trip builder site.

Drive from Jamestown to Fargo in 2 hours. In October in Fargo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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