8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

8 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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Fly to Bismarck, Drive to Medora
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Medora — 2 nights

Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. When in Medora, make a side trip to see Little Missouri National Grassland in Watford City, approximately Watford City away. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at South Unit. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook and take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Medora online route builder.

Milwaukee to Medora is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Milwaukee in March, Medora is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Bismarck.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Bismarck — 2 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. On the 17th (Thu), get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building and then stop by North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Missouri River, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Dakota Zoo, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bismarck vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Medora to Bismarck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. March in Bismarck sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 19°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jamestown.
Parks · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Jamestown — 1 night

Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum and then examine the collection at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jamestown vacation site.

Getting from Bismarck to Jamestown by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Bismarck in March, you will find days in Jamestown are a bit cooler (37°F), and nights are about the same (17°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fargo.

Fargo — 2 nights

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Fargo Air Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at West Acres Shopping Center and then examine the collection at Roger Maris Museum.

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You can drive from Jamestown to Fargo in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Fargo are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

North Dakota travel guide

National Parks · History Museums · Performances
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.