31 days in North Dakota Itinerary

31 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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31 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 15 min
1
Medora
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Williston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Minot
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Bismarck
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Jamestown
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Grand Forks
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Fargo
— 6 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: New Orleans

4
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Dickinson Museum Center (in Dickinson) and Enchanted Highway (in Regent). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, cruise along Petrified Forest Loop, and appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Medora trip planner .

New Orleans to Medora is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in April, things will get colder in Medora: highs are around 51°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery, Enchanted Highway, Dickinson Museum Center
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 19:
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

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Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Explore Williston's surroundings by going to North Unit (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park), Lewis and Clark Trail Museum (in Alexander) and Watford City (Longhorn Pullout, Cannonball Concretions Pullout, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fort Union Trading Post, explore the galleries of Fort Buford State Historic Site, appreciate the history behind Sitting Bull, and take a memorable drive along Crow Flies High Butte.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Williston trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Medora to Williston takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April in Williston, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Williston

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Watford City, New Town, North Unit, Lewis and Clark Trail Museum
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
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North Unit ©
North Unit
Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post

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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. Get out of town with these interesting Minot side-trips: International Peace Garden (in Dunseith), Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (in Kenmare) and Tommy Turtle Statue (in Bottineau). There's still lots to do: stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, examine the collection at Dakota Territory Air Museum, find something for the whole family at North Dakota State Fair Center, and enjoy some diversion at Oak Park.

For more things to do and tourist information, read Minot online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Williston to Minot takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Minot are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tommy Turtle Statue, International Peace Garden, Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie Village Museum
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
International Peace Garden ©
International Peace Garden

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Bismarck: Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan) and Salem Sue (in New Salem). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, explore the ancient world of Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, and contemplate the long history of Custer House.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bismarck trip planner .

Traveling by car from Minot to Bismarck takes 2 hours. April in Bismarck sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site, Salem Sue
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©

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Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Michael (Sullys Hill National Game Preserve & Spirit Lake Casino), Valley City (Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park & Barnes County Historical Society) and Fort Ransom State Park (in Fort Ransom). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Grahams Island State Park, contemplate the long history of Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, and take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jamestown tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bismarck to Jamestown in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint Michael, Valley City, Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, Fort Ransom State Park, Grahams Island State Park
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village

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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. When in Grand Forks, make a side trip to see Icelandic State Park in Cavalier, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding at University of North Dakota, pause for some photo ops at Flood Memorial Monument, join the crowd at River Cities Speedway, and explore the world behind art at North Dakota Museum of Art.

Plan my day in Grand Forks using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Jamestown to Grand Forks by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Turtle River State Park, Icelandic State Park
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:
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Icelandic State Park ©
Icelandic State Park
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop

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nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Venture out of the city with trips to Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton), Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie) and Bagg Bonanza Farm (in Mooreton). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company, see the interesting displays at Fargo Air Museum, and steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville USA.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fargo trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Forks to Fargo takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chahinkapa Zoo, Bonanzaville, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, Bagg Bonanza Farm
Find places to stay May 9 — 15:
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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum