9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Regent
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Bismarck
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Jamestown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Minot
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 18th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): get great views at Badlands Overlook, then stop by Prairie Fire Pottery, then take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Medora trip itinerary app .

Edmonton, Canada to Medora is an approximately 13-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Edmonton in August, you will find days in Medora are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Prairie Fire Pottery
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

1
night
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. On the 20th (Tue), cruise along Enchanted Highway.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Regent day trip planning app .

You can drive from Medora to Regent in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Regent

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and finally steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River, let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bismarck trip planner.

Getting from Regent to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Regent to Bismarck. In August, daytime highs in Bismarck are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Mandan
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©

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Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): join the crowd at Jamestown Speedway, examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jamestown trip builder .

Getting from Bismarck to Jamestown by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Jamestown can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Jamestown Speedway ©
Jamestown Speedway

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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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roosevelt Park Zoo, then walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then see the interesting displays at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Minot holiday app .

Drive from Jamestown to Minot in 3 hours. August in Minot sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Minot

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Scandinavian Heritage Park ©
Scandinavian Heritage Park
Roosevelt Park Zoo ©
Roosevelt Park Zoo
Dakota Territory Air Museum ©
Dakota Territory Air Museum