23 days in North Dakota Itinerary

23 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Grand Forks
— 3 nights
2
Minot
— 2 nights
3
Williston
— 2 nights
4
Medora
— 4 nights
5
Regent
— 1 night
6
Bismarck
— 4 nights
7
Jamestown
— 2 nights
8
Fargo
— 4 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: look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, deepen your understanding at University of North Dakota, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at North Dakota Museum of Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks trip planner.

Roanoke to Grand Forks is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Roanoke to Grand Forks. Traveling from Roanoke in September, things will get slightly colder in Grand Forks: highs are around 73°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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

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 16th (Wed): walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, meet the residents at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and then learn about all things military at Dakota Territory Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): cruise along Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge and then let little ones run wild at Oak Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Minot online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Minot in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Williston.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum

2
nights
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Buford State Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, and then steep yourself in history at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at North Unit.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Williston trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Minot to Williston takes 2.5 hours. September in Williston sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Williston

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

North Unit
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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North Unit ©
North Unit
Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post

4
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at South Unit. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, tee off at Bully Pulpit Golf Course, and take a memorable drive along Petrified Forest Loop.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Medora trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Williston to Medora in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Medora, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site ©
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. On the 24th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Enchanted Highway.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Regent travel planner.

Drive from Medora to Regent in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bismarck.

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Washburn (Fort Mandan & The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center) and Salem Sue (in New Salem). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, explore the activities along Missouri River, steep yourself in history at Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site, and get a taste of the local shopping with North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bismarck attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Regent to Bismarck takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Regent to Bismarck is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Bismarck are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn, Salem Sue
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:
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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

2
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 29th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and then examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, see the interesting displays at Barnes County Historical Society, then take in the views from Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jamestown travel planner.

Getting from Bismarck to Jamestown by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Valley City, Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum

4
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fargo: Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie) and Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red River Zoo, steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville, take an in-depth tour of Fargo Air Museum, and browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fargo trip planner.

You can drive from Jamestown to Fargo in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

West Fargo, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, Chahinkapa Zoo
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Bonanzaville ©
Bonanzaville
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum