45 days in North Dakota Itinerary

45 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Grand Forks
— 5 nights
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Dunseith
— 4 nights
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Minot
— 5 nights
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Williston
— 5 nights
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 5 nights
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Regent
— 4 nights
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Bismarck
— 5 nights
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Jamestown
— 5 nights
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Fargo
— 6 nights

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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. Explore hidden gems such as Turtle River State Park and River Cities Speedway. Get in touch with nature at Icelandic State Park and Devils Lake. Step out of Grand Forks with an excursion to Pembina State Museum in Pembina--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: tee off at King's Walk Golf Course, make a splash at Splasher's of the South Seas, explore the world behind art at North Dakota Museum of Art, and walk around Memorial Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Forks trip planner.

New York City to Grand Forks is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Grand Forks due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Forks: highs are around 73°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dunseith.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 15:
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Icelandic State Park ©
Icelandic State Park
Turtle River State Park ©
Turtle River State Park
Devils Lake ©
Devils Lake

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Dunseith

Dunseith ©
Dunseith is a city in Rolette County, North Dakota, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Metigoshe State Park and Bottineau Winter Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Prairie Village Museum and W'eel Turtle. Venture out of the city with trips to Rugby (Northern Lights Tower, Geographical Center of North America, &more) and Tommy Turtle Statue (in Bottineau). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at International Peace Garden and try to win big at Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino.

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You can drive from Grand Forks to Dunseith in 3 hours. When traveling from Grand Forks in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Dunseith, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Dunseith

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Lake Metigoshe State Park ©
Lake Metigoshe State Park
Bottineau Winter Park ©
Bottineau Winter Park
Tommy Turtle Statue ©
Tommy Turtle Statue

5
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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 outdoors at Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge and Riverwalk of Minot. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Stevenson State Park and Oak Park. Explore Minot's surroundings by going to Lake Sakakawea State Park (in Mercer) and Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex (in Coleharbor). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Railroad Museum & Magic City Express, stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park, learn about all things military at Dakota Territory Air Museum, and get in on the family fun at North Dakota State Fair Center.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Minot trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Dunseith to Minot takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Minot can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:
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Fort Stevenson State Park ©
Fort Stevenson State Park
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex ©
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Lake Sakakawea State Park ©
Lake Sakakawea State Park

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Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and River Bend Overlook. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cannonball Concretions Pullout and Lewis and Clark Trail Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Crow Flies High Butte (in New Town), Prairie Fire Pottery (in Beach) and Medora (Bully Pulpit Golf Course & Badlands Overlook). There's lots more to do: tee off at Links of North Dakota, contemplate the long history of Fort Union Trading Post, get engrossed in the history at Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center, and appreciate the history behind Sitting Bull.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Williston trip planner.

Drive from Minot to Williston in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

Things to do in Williston

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
River Bend Overlook ©
River Bend Overlook
Cannonball Concretions Pullout ©
Cannonball Concretions Pullout

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park displays Great Plains wildlife such as bison, wild horses, elk, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs in a mixed landscape of expansive prairie and craggy badlands.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Petrified Forest Loop and Buckhorn Trail. Take a break from the city and head to South Unit and North Unit. Go for a jaunt from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Grassy Butte to see Old Post Office about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Oxbow Overlook, admire the verdant scenery at Peaceful Valley, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caprock-Coulee Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park route builder tool.

You can drive from Williston to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Williston to Theodore Roosevelt National Park due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Theodore Roosevelt National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Regent.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:
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Petrified Forest Loop ©
Petrified Forest Loop
Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook
Caprock-Coulee Trail ©
Caprock-Coulee Trail

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Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Go for a jaunt from Regent to Richardton to see Assumption Abbey about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Enchanted Highway.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Regent vacation site.

Traveling by car from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Regent takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Regent are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. You will leave for Bismarck on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway
Assumption Abbey ©
Assumption Abbey

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Custer House and Hawktree Golf Club. Escape the urban bustle at Cross Ranch State Park and Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Dickinson (Dickinson Museum Center & West River Community Center). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Dakota Zoo, take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, enjoy some diversion at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park, and make a splash at Raging Rivers Waterpark.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bismarck trip maker tool.

Drive from Regent to Bismarck in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Bismarck are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Hawktree Golf Club ©
Hawktree Golf Club
Cross Ranch State Park ©
Cross Ranch State Park
Custer House ©
Custer House

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Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Ransom State Park and Beaver Lake State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Sullys Hill National Game Preserve and Lake Hoskins. Get out of town with these interesting Jamestown side-trips: Fort Totten State Historic Site (in Fort Totten), Grahams Island State Park (in Devils Lake) and Valley City (Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, Barnes County Historical Society, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint James Basilica, and get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jamestown trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Jamestown takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Jamestown

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway ©
Grahams Island State Park ©
Grahams Island State Park
Fort Ransom State Park ©
Fort Ransom State Park

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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. Get in touch with nature at Edgewood Golf and Rose Creek Golf Course. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church and Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish. Get out of town with these interesting Fargo side-trips: Bagg Bonanza Farm (in Mooreton) and Chahinkapa Zoo (in Wahpeton). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Scheels Arena, gain insight at North Dakota State University, take an in-depth tour of Fargo Air Museum, and steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fargo trip planner.

You can drive from Jamestown to Fargo in 2 hours. October in Fargo sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F at night. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Fun & Games · Golf · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church ©
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church
Scheels Arena ©
Scheels Arena
Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish ©