9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Minneapolis
Fly:  2​h
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Medora
— 4 nights
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taxi + bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Minneapolis

3
days
Bismarck

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Custer House. When in Bismarck, make a side trip to see Fort Mandan in Washburn, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Dakota Zoo, ponder the world of politics at State Capitol Building, and get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bismarck trip itinerery planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Minneapolis to Bismarck. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Minneapolis in August since evenings lows in Bismarck dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mandan, Fort Mandan
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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
The Dakota Zoo

1
day
Jamestown

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village and then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jamestown trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Bismarck to Jamestown with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Jamestown are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
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National Buffalo Museum

4
days
Medora

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Petrified Forest Loop and Assumption Abbey. Change things up with a short trip to Enchanted Highway in Regent (about 1:10 hours away). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit, take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores, and see the interesting displays at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Medora custom trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jamestown to Medora. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jamestown to Medora due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Medora are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Sightseeing Parks Nature

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Enchanted Highway, Assumption Abbey
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South Unit
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Petrified Forest Loop

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