6 days in North Dakota Itinerary

6 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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6 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
foot + Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): wander the wide-open spaces of Elkhorn Ranch Site, get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of South Unit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Caprock-Coulee Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Medora day trip planner .

New York City to Medora is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Medora, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect much colder with lows of 50°F in Medora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Step out of Bismarck with an excursion to Dinosaurs of the Prairie in Napoleon--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, ponder the world of politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building, and contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Bismarck trip planner.

Traveling by car from Medora to Bismarck takes 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Bismarck due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Medora in August since evenings lows in Bismarck dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mandan, Dinosaurs of the Prairie
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North Dakota State Capitol Building ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

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