9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fargo
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Jamestown
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Bismarck
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Minot
— 1 night
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Grand Forks
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Fargo

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 12th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Fargo Air Museum, then gain insight at North Dakota State University, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape House Fargo, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Junkyard Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo, then buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fargo trip builder app.

Washington DC to Fargo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in February, with highs in Fargo at 22°F and lows at 4°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Shopping

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Jamestown

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and then join the crowd at Jamestown Speedway.

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Traveling by car from Fargo to Jamestown takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 23°F, while at night they dip to 4°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
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Bismarck

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 15th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co.. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chief Lookings Village, then contemplate the waterfront views at Keelboat Park, then engage your brain at Gateway to Science, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bismarck trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jamestown to Bismarck in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Bismarck are 28°F, while nighttime lows are 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Minot.

Things to do in Bismarck

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Minot

Minot is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, North Dakota, United States, in the state's north-central region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, meet the residents at Roosevelt Park Zoo, and then browse the different shops at Dakota Square Mall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Minot trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bismarck to Minot by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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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. For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Forks online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Minot to Grand Forks in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Minot in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Forks, with lows of 1°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Grand Forks

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Golf
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North Dakota travel guide

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National Parks · History Museums · Historic Sites
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.