31 days in North Dakota Itinerary

31 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medora: Dickinson Museum Center (in Dickinson) and Enchanted Highway (in Regent). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of South Unit, contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, cruise along Petrified Forest Loop, and look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Medora trip builder site.

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

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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: Lewis and Clark Trail Museum (in Alexander), North Unit (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park) and Watford City (Longhorn Pullout, Cannonball Concretions Pullout, &more). 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 see traveler tips, photos, maps, 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 Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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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. 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, brush up on your military savvy at Dakota Territory Air Museum, let little ones run wild at Oak Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Minot road trip app.

You can drive from Williston to Minot in 2.5 hours. In April in Minot, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 28°F at night. 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

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

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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: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, and delve into the distant past at Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site.

For other places to visit, where to stay, 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:
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North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum

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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 Fort Ransom State Park (in Fort Ransom), Saint Michael (Sullys Hill National Game Preserve & Spirit Lake Casino) and Valley City (Hi-Line Railroad Bridge / Chautauqua Park & Barnes County Historical Society). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, steep yourself in history at Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site, admire the majestic nature at Grahams Island State Park, and take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jamestown vacation planner.

Getting from Bismarck to Jamestown by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint Michael, Valley City, Grahams Island State Park, Fort Ransom State Park, Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site
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. Go for a jaunt from Grand Forks to Cavalier to see Icelandic State Park about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at River Cities Speedway, cool off at Splasher's of the South Seas, deepen your understanding at University of North Dakota, and have fun at Alerus Center.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Grand Forks road trip planning tool.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Icelandic State Park, Turtle River State Park
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:
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Icelandic State Park ©
Icelandic State Park
River Cities Speedway ©
River Cities Speedway
North Dakota Museum of Art ©
North Dakota Museum of Art

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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 Bagg Bonanza Farm (in Mooreton), Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton) and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, and gain insight at North Dakota State University.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Fargo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Forks to Fargo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Fargo are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 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

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