Your total trip with all stops is around 1,030 miles / 1660 km, taking roughly 15.5 hours for the whole trip. If you want to see every small town along the way, you can get a full list of cities between Grafton, ND and Aurora, CO.
Start from Grafton, North Dakota.
Fargo, North Dakota is stopping point #1 after driving about 120 miles (190 km) or 2 hours.
Brookings, South Dakota is stopping point #2 after driving about 190 miles (310 km) or 3 hours. Your total trip so far is about 310 miles or 490 km over roughly 4.5 hours of driving.
North Platte, Nebraska is stopping point #3 after driving about 460 miles (740 km) or 7 hours. Your total trip so far is about 770 miles or 1240 km over roughly 11.5 hours of driving.
Finally, Aurora, Colorado is your destination after driving about 260 miles (420 km) or 3.5 hours. Your total trip with all stops is around 1,030 miles or 1660 km, taking roughly 15.5 hours for the whole trip.
Travelmath helps you figure out where to stop when planning a long road trip from one location to another. The best stopping point for an overnight hotel stay or a break from driving often depends on how far or how long you want to drive before pausing to rest. You can find the closest city to your stopping point to look for hotels, or explore other cities and towns along the route. Use this as a road trip planner when you're driving cross-country or mapping a route with multiple stops.