9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fly to Williston Basin International Airport, Drive to Medora
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Medora
— 2 nights
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Regent
— 1 night
Drive
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Bismarck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jamestown
— 1 night
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Minot
— 2 nights
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Medora

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 18th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, then steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, then get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit.

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Edmonton, Canada to Medora is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Edmonton in August, you will find days in Medora are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Regent.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Regent

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

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Drive from Medora to Regent in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Regent can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Bismarck

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 21st (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, look for gifts at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and finally contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bismarck trip website.

Drive from Regent to Bismarck in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Jamestown

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

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jamestown trip planning site.

Getting from Bismarck to Jamestown by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Jamestown are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Minot.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
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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): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roosevelt Park Zoo, walk around Scandinavian Heritage Park, and then see the interesting displays at Dakota Territory Air Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Minot trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jamestown to Minot takes 3 hours. In August in Minot, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Minot

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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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.