9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Jamestown
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Medora
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. On the 26th (Mon), bet on your favorite at Jamestown Speedway, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint James Basilica, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, see the interesting displays at Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Jamestown Reservoir.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jamestown attractions planner.

Seattle to Jamestown is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Jamestown is 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jamestown, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum
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Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Jamestown Speedway ©
Jamestown Speedway
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Buffalo Statue. Explore Bismarck's surroundings by going to Salem Sue (in New Salem), Lake Ashtabula (in Valley City) and Welk Homestead State Historic Site (in Strasburg). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at McDowell Dam Nature Park, cool off at Raging Rivers Waterpark, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Keelboat Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bismarck trip planner.

You can drive from Jamestown to Bismarck in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Salem Sue, Raging Rivers Waterpark, Lake Ashtabula, Welk Homestead State Historic Site
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Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex ©
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Welk Homestead State Historic Site ©
Welk Homestead State Historic Site
Raging Rivers Waterpark ©
Raging Rivers Waterpark

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maah Daah Hey Trail and Little Missouri National Grassland. Venture out of the city with trips to Patterson Lake Recreational Area (in Dickinson) and Peaceful Valley (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center, contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, see the interesting displays at Billings County Court House Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Medora road trip app.

Getting from Bismarck to Medora by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bismarck in August since evenings lows in Medora dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Patterson Lake Recreational Area, Peaceful Valley
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Little Missouri National Grassland ©
Little Missouri National Grassland
Maah Daah Hey Trail ©
Maah Daah Hey Trail