12 days in South Central North Dakota Itinerary

12 days in South Central North Dakota Itinerary

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12 days in South Central North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Shannon
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Dublin


Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Take a break from Bismarck with a short trip to World's Largest Sandhill Crane in Steele, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, tee off at Hawktree Golf Club, walk around General Sibley Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bismarck itinerary planning website .

Dublin, Ireland to Bismarck is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dublin to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bismarck, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

World's Largest Sandhill Crane
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The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo
North Dakota State Capitol Building ©


Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Whitestone Hill Historic Site (in Kulm), Ashley (McIntosh County Heritage Center & Ashley Jewish Cemetery) and Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum (in Wimbledon). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, join the crowd at Jamestown Speedway, get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village, and make a trip to Jamestown Reservoir.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jamestown online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Jamestown takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Linton.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ashley, Whitestone Hill Historic Site, Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum
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National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village
Saint James Basilica ©
Saint James Basilica


Linton ©
Linton is a city in and the county seat of Emmons County, North Dakota, United States. On the 2nd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Dinosaurs of the Prairie, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hoskins, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Lawrence Welk Birthplace, then make a trip to Prairie Bells Grotto, and then admire the majestic nature at Beaver Lake State Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Linton driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Jamestown to Linton in 2 hours. September in Linton sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Linton

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Hoskins, St. Andrew's Church, Beaver Lake State Park, Lawrence Welk Birthplace, Dinosaurs of the Prairie
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Beaver Lake State Park ©
Beaver Lake State Park
Prairie Bells Grotto ©
Prairie Bells Grotto