31 days in North Dakota Itinerary

31 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Medora
— 4 nights
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Williston
— 4 nights
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Minot
— 4 nights
4
Bismarck
— 4 nights
5
Jamestown
— 4 nights
6
Grand Forks
— 4 nights
7
Fargo
— 6 nights

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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

Nature · Parks · 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williston: North Unit (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park), Lewis and Clark Trail Museum (in Alexander) and Watford City (Longhorn Pullout, Cannonball Concretions Pullout, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Union Trading Post, deepen your understanding at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, cruise along Crow Flies High Butte, and browse the exhibits of Fort Buford State Historic Site.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Williston trip itinerary app.

Drive from Medora to Williston in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time 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

Nature · Parks · 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Minot: International Peace Garden (in Dunseith), Tommy Turtle Statue (in Bottineau) and Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (in Kenmare). There's much more to do: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, find something for the whole family at North Dakota State Fair Center, let the kids burn off some steam at Oak Park, 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

International Peace Garden, Prairie Village Museum, Tommy Turtle Statue, Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge
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 Salem Sue (in New Salem) and Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, and delve into the distant past at Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site.

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

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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). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, steep yourself in history at Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, 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

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

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Icelandic State Park, Turtle River 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), Bagg Bonanza Farm (in Mooreton) and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Fargo Air Museum, examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum, play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf, and have some family-friendly fun at Scheels Arena.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fargo itinerary site.

Drive from Grand Forks to Fargo in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Fargo are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Chahinkapa Zoo, Bagg Bonanza Farm, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, Bonanzaville
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