60 days in North Dakota Itinerary

60 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5 h
1
Fargo
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Grand Forks
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Jamestown
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Minot
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Williston
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Medora
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Regent
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Bismarck
— 8 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Dallas

7
nights
Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Get out of town with these interesting Fargo side-trips: Wahpeton (Wahpeton Wahpper - World's Largest Catfish & Chahinkapa Zoo), Bagg Bonanza Farm (in Mooreton) and Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site (in Abercrombie). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, examine the collection at Fargo Air Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Drekker Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fargo road trip planning site.

Dallas to Fargo is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in April, things will get colder in Fargo: highs are around 51°F and lows about 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Wahpeton, Bonanzaville, Bagg Bonanza Farm, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum

8
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. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Forks side-trips: Frostfire Mountain (in Walhalla), Icelandic State Park (in Cavalier) and Devils Lake (Devils Lake & Perch Patrol). The adventure continues: join the crowd at River Cities Speedway, look for gifts at Widman's Candy Shop, play a few rounds at King's Walk Golf Course, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Forks trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Fargo to Grand Forks takes 1.5 hours. April in Grand Forks sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Devils Lake, Turtle River State Park, Frostfire Mountain, Icelandic State Park
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Icelandic State Park ©
Icelandic State Park
River Cities Speedway ©
River Cities Speedway
North Dakota Museum of Art ©
North Dakota Museum of Art

7
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Explore Jamestown's surroundings by going to Saint Michael (Spirit Lake Casino & Sullys Hill National Game Preserve), Fort Totten State Historic Site (in Fort Totten) and Grahams Island State Park (in Devils Lake). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hoskins, and take a memorable drive along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jamestown day trip planning app.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Jamestown in 3 hours. April in Jamestown sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Valley City, Saint Michael, Lake Hoskins, Fort Totten State Historic Site, Fort Ransom State Park
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 5:
Highlights from your plan
National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village

7
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: Bottineau (Tommy Turtle Statue & Lake Metigoshe State Park), Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge (in Kenmare) and International Peace Garden (in Dunseith). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, get in on the family fun at North Dakota State Fair Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Dakota Square Mall, and let little ones run wild at Oak Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Minot trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Minot takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Minot can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Williston.

Things to do in Minot

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rugby, Bottineau, Sky Dancer Hotel and Casino, Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge, International Peace Garden
Find places to stay May 5 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
International Peace Garden ©
International Peace Garden
North Dakota State Fair Center ©
North Dakota State Fair Center

7
nights
Williston

Williston ©
Williston is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Williston side-trips: Watford City (River Bend Overlook, Cannonball Concretions Pullout, &more), New Town (Four Bears Bridge, 4 Bears Casino, &more) and Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Unit & Buckhorn Trail). There's much more to do: 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 take an in-depth tour of Lewis and Clark Trail Museum.

Discover how to plan a Williston trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Minot to Williston takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Williston can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Williston

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

New Town, Watford City, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Lewis and Clark Trail Museum, Lewis and Clark State Park
Find places to stay May 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
North Unit ©
North Unit
Fort Union Trading Post ©
Fort Union Trading Post
River Bend Overlook ©
River Bend Overlook

8
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medora: Old Post Office (in Grassy Butte), Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Peaceful Valley & Elkhorn Ranch Site) and Pioneer Trails Regional Museum (in Bowman). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, tee off at Bully Pulpit Golf Course, and stop by Prairie Fire Pottery.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Medora online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Williston to Medora by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Williston to Medora, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 38°F. You'll set off for Regent on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Medora

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Old Post Office, Prairie Fire Pottery, Pioneer Trails Regional Museum
Find places to stay May 19 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
South Unit ©
South Unit
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

7
nights
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Step out of Regent to go to Richardton and see Assumption Abbey, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Enchanted Highway.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Regent tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Medora to Regent by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 39°F. You will leave for Bismarck on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Regent

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Assumption Abbey
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway
Assumption Abbey ©
Assumption Abbey

8
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Salem Sue (in New Salem), Washburn (The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Fort Mandan) and Cross Ranch State Park (in Center). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at McDowell Dam Nature Park, ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bismarck driving holiday planner.

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 June, daily temperatures in Bismarck can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mandan, Dickinson, Washburn, Knife River Indian Villages Historic Site, Prairie Bells Grotto
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum