31 days in North Dakota Itinerary

31 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Start: New Orleans
Fly:  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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medora: Enchanted Highway (in Regent) and Dickinson Museum Center (in Dickinson). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of South Unit, cruise along Petrified Forest Loop, see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, and take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Medora trip builder site.

New Orleans to Medora is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Medora due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Orleans in April: high temperatures in Medora hover around 51°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Enchanted Highway, Dickinson Museum Center, Prairie Fire Pottery
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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nights
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williston: Watford City (Longhorn Pullout, Cannonball Concretions Pullout, &more), Lewis and Clark Trail Museum (in Alexander) and North Unit (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort Union Trading Post, gain insight at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, pause for some photo ops at Sitting Bull, and brush up on your military savvy at Fort Buford State Historic Site.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Williston attractions planning app.

Getting from Medora to Williston by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Medora to Williston is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Williston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Watford City, New Town, Lewis and Clark Trail Museum, North Unit
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Minot: Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (in Kenmare), International Peace Garden (in Dunseith) and Tommy Turtle Statue (in Bottineau). There's much more to do: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, find something for the whole family at North Dakota State Fair Center, brush up on your military savvy at Dakota Territory Air Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Minot vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Williston to Minot takes 2.5 hours. April in Minot sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan) and Salem Sue (in New Salem). There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, contemplate the long history of Custer House, let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Keelboat Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bismarck online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Minot to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bismarck can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough 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:
Highlights from your plan
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo

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nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley City (Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park & Barnes County Historical Society), Fort Ransom State Park (in Fort Ransom) and Saint Michael (Sullys Hill National Game Preserve & Spirit Lake Casino). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, and admire the majestic nature at Grahams Island State Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jamestown trip itinerary maker website.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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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. Go for a jaunt from Grand Forks to Cavalier to see Icelandic State Park about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Splasher's of the South Seas, tour or see a game at Alerus Center, admire the majestic nature at Turtle River State Park, and look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop.

For more things to do and tourist information, read Grand Forks day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Grand Forks takes 3 hours. In May in Grand Forks, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow 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:
Highlights from your plan
Icelandic State Park ©
Icelandic State Park
Splasher's of the South Seas ©
Splasher's of the South Seas
Widman's Candy Shop ©
Widman's Candy Shop

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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: examine the collection at Fargo Air Museum, play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf, relax in the rural setting at Red River Zoo, and sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fargo day trip website.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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