8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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— 1 day
Grand Forks
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Watford City
— 1 night



Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): test your team's savvy at Escape House Fargo, then tee off at Edgewood Golf, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Lindenwood Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fargo trip planner.

Los Angeles to Fargo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Fargo due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Fargo dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors · Golf
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Lindenwood Park ©
Lindenwood Park
Escape House Fargo ©
Escape House Fargo

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. On the 22nd (Sat), bet on your favorite at River Cities Speedway and then explore the world behind art at North Dakota Museum of Art. On your second day here, tee off at King's Walk Golf Course, then take an in-depth tour of Grand Forks County Historical Society Myra Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Turtle River State Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Forks online trip maker.

Getting from Fargo to Grand Forks by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Golf

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Turtle River State Park ©
Turtle River State Park
King's Walk Golf Course ©
King's Walk Golf Course


Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to General Sibley Park & Campground and Fort Stevenson State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Hawktree Golf Club and Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to Cross Ranch State Park (in Center) and Lake Sakakawea State Park (in Mercer). And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Universal Playground/ Eagles Park, pause for some photo ops at Buffalo Statue, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Bismarck trip itinerary website.

Getting from Grand Forks to Bismarck by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Lake Sakakawea State Park ©
Lake Sakakawea State Park
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex ©
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Fort Stevenson State Park ©
Fort Stevenson State Park


Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 27th (Thu), cruise along Petrified Forest Loop, contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, then get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center, and finally ride a horse along Maah Daah Hey Trail.

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

You can drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2 hours. Traveling from Bismarck to Medora, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bismarck in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Medora, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Watford City.

Things to do in Medora

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Petrified Forest Loop ©
Petrified Forest Loop
Maah Daah Hey Trail ©
Maah Daah Hey Trail
Harold Schafer Heritage Center ©
Harold Schafer Heritage Center

Watford City

Watford City ©
Watford City, founded in 1914, is a city in and the county seat of McKenzie County, North Dakota, United States. On the 28th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Longhorn Pullout, take in the dramatic natural features at Cannonball Concretions Pullout, then stroll through Caprock-Coulee Trail, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at River Bend Overlook.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Watford City travel planner.

Traveling by car from Medora to Watford City takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Watford City. August in Watford City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Watford City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Cannonball Concretions Pullout ©
Cannonball Concretions Pullout
River Bend Overlook ©
River Bend Overlook
Caprock-Coulee Trail ©
Caprock-Coulee Trail