22 days in North Dakota Itinerary

22 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Drive:  15 h 15 min
1
Wahpeton
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Fargo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Grand Forks
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Minot
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Regent
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Bismarck
— 4 nights
Drive:  18 h
End: Dallas

1
night
Wahpeton

Wahpeton ©
Wahpeton is a city in Richland County, in southeastern North Dakota, United States. On the 17th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Wahpeton planning website.

Dallas to Wahpeton is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dallas in November: high temperatures in Wahpeton hover around 40°F and lows are around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fargo.

Things to do in Wahpeton

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:
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Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Chahinkapa Zoo ©
Chahinkapa Zoo
Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish ©
Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish

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: learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, see the interesting displays at Fargo Air Museum, catch a live event at Newman Outdoor Field, and snap pictures at Veterans Memorial Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fargo trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Wahpeton to Fargo by car takes about an hour. In November in Fargo, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Splasher's of the South Seas and University of North Dakota. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Forks: Sullys Hill National Game Preserve (in Saint Michael) and Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site (in Cooperstown). Next up on the itinerary: see where the action happens at Ralph Engelstad Arena, immerse yourself in nature at Turtle River State Park, pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument, and join the crowd at River Cities Speedway.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Forks trip maker tool.

Drive from Fargo to Grand Forks in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in November, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, Turtle River State Park
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
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Sullys Hill National Game Preserve ©
Sullys Hill National Game Preserve
Splasher's of the South Seas ©
Splasher's of the South Seas
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota

3
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. Family-friendly places like Roosevelt Park Zoo and Dakota Square Mall will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minot: Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (in Kenmare) and Rugby (Prairie Village Museum & Geographical Center of North America). There's lots more to do: stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, learn about all things military at Dakota Territory Air Museum, and examine the collection at Railroad Museum & Magic City Express.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Minot driving holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Forks to Minot by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rugby, Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
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Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Dakota Square Mall ©
Dakota Square Mall
Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park

4
nights
Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park displays Great Plains wildlife such as bison, wild horses, elk, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs in a mixed landscape of expansive prairie and craggy badlands.
Change things up with a short trip to Prairie Fire Pottery in Beach (about 40 minutes away). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at North Unit. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and tee off at Bully Pulpit Golf Course.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Theodore Roosevelt National Park sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Minot to Theodore Roosevelt National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Minot to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 41°F in November, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Regent.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Medora, Prairie Fire Pottery
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:
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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 3rd (Mon), explore and take pictures at Enchanted Highway.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Regent trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Regent takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°F, and evening lows to 8°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center) and Salem Sue (in New Salem). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, have fun at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bismarck trip planner.

Getting from Regent to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Regent to Bismarck is 1 hour. December in Bismarck sees daily highs of 26°F and lows of 7°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn, Salem Sue
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:
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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building