37 days in North Dakota Itinerary

37 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Fargo
— 7 nights
2
Grand Forks
— 6 nights
3
Minot
— 5 nights
4
Williston
— 5 nights
5
Medora
— 6 nights
6
Bismarck
— 7 nights

7
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Visit Bonanzaville and Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Red River Zoo and Fargo Air Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fargo: Jamestown (Frontier Village & National Buffalo Museum), Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie) and Maple River Winery (in Casselton). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, admire the masterpieces at Plains Art Museum, try your luck at The Windbreak, and tee off at Rose Creek Golf Course.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fargo trip itinerary planner.

Bismarck to Fargo is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly. In May, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jamestown, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site, Bonanzaville, Maple River Winery
Find places to stay May 14 — 21:
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo

6
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site and Pembina State Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore North Dakota Museum of Art and Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Forks: Saint Michael (Sullys Hill National Game Preserve & Spirit Lake Casino). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, catch a live event at Ralph Engelstad Arena, tee off at King's Walk Golf Course, and deepen your understanding at University of North Dakota.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Forks online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fargo to Grand Forks takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Saint Michael, Pembina State Museum, Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site
Find places to stay May 21 — 27:
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Sullys Hill National Game Preserve ©
Sullys Hill National Game Preserve
Pembina State Museum ©
Pembina State Museum

5
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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Dakota Territory Air Museum and Railroad Museum & Magic City Express. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minot: Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (in Kenmare), Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex (in Coleharbor) and Geographical Center of North America (in Rugby). There's still lots to do: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, admire the natural beauty at International Peace Garden, and try to win big at Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Minot trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Forks to Minot takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Minot are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Williston.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex, International Peace Garden, Geographical Center of North America, Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex ©
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex

5
nights
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Let the collections at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center and Fort Buford State Historic Site capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Union Trading Post and Lewis and Clark Trail Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Williston side-trips: Watford City (Cannonball Concretions Pullout & River Bend Overlook), North Unit (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park) and 4 Bears Casino (in New Town). There's more to do: play a few rounds at Links of North Dakota and pause for some photo ops at Sitting Bull.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Williston tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Minot to Williston takes 2.5 hours. In June in Williston, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Williston

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Watford City, Lewis and Clark Trail Museum, North Unit, 4 Bears Casino
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
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North Unit ©
North Unit
Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post

6
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. You'll explore and learn at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame and Chateau de Mores State Historic Site. South Unit and Harold Schafer Heritage Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medora: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Caprock-Coulee Trail & Elkhorn Ranch Site). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, cruise along Petrified Forest Loop, and play a few rounds at Bully Pulpit Golf Course.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Medora day trip app.

You can drive from Williston to Medora in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Williston to Medora. In June, daily temperatures in Medora can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:
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South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site ©
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

7
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and Fort Mandan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like On-A-Slant Village and Assumption Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Bismarck: The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center (in Washburn), Dinosaurs of the Prairie (in Napoleon) and Enchanted Highway (in Regent). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co., contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River, contemplate the long history of Custer House, and ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bismarck trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Medora to Bismarck in 2 hours. Traveling from Medora to Bismarck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Bismarck can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mandan, Washburn, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site, Dinosaurs of the Prairie, Enchanted Highway
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 19:
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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
Fort Mandan ©
Fort Mandan