9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fargo
— 1 night
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Grand Forks
— 1 night
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Minot
— 1 night
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Bismarck
— 2 nights
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Medora
— 2 nights

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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. On the 16th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Red River Zoo, contemplate the long history of Bonanzaville, then examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum, and finally browse the different shops at West Acres Shopping Center. Here are some ideas for day two: see where the action happens at Newman Outdoor Field, then catch a live event at Fargodome, and then gain insight at North Dakota State University.

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Lafayette to Fargo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Lafayette in October, with highs in Fargo at 59°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Forks.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Parks

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Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo
Bonanzaville ©
Bonanzaville
Roger Maris Museum ©
Roger Maris Museum

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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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): gain insight at University of North Dakota and then see where the action happens at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Forks vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Fargo to Grand Forks takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Grand Forks can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Minot.
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Ralph Engelstad Arena ©
Ralph Engelstad Arena
University of North Dakota ©
University of North Dakota

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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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Roosevelt Park Zoo and then stroll around Scandinavian Heritage Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Minot travel route planner.

You can drive from Grand Forks to Minot in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. October in Minot sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo and then enjoy some diversion at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, then get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bismarck trip planning site.

Getting from Minot to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. October in Bismarck sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
North Dakota State Capitol Building
Laughing Sun Brewing Co. ©
Laughing Sun Brewing Co.

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit.

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You can drive from Bismarck to Medora in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bismarck to Medora is minus 1 hour. October in Medora sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook