9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Dakota Trip Planner

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Bismarck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive
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Medora
— 4 nights
Drive to Bismarck, Fly to Minneapolis

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Bismarck

— 2 nights
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and then take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Custer House, then contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village, and then let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

Plan my day in Bismarck using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Minneapolis to Bismarck is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bismarck when traveling from Minneapolis in August, with lows around 56°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Jamestown

— 1 night
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 16th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village and then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jamestown tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Jamestown takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Medora

— 4 nights
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Assumption Abbey and Petrified Forest Loop. Go for a jaunt from Medora to Regent to see Enchanted Highway about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit, appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, examine the collection at North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, and take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Medora holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Jamestown to Medora in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jamestown to Medora. Traveling from Jamestown in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Medora, with lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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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.