9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Medora
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bismarck
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Jamestown
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

4
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Pioneer Trails Regional Museum and Assumption Abbey. Get in touch with nature at Oxbow Overlook and Cannonball Concretions Pullout. Change things up with a short trip to Dickinson Museum Center in Dickinson (about 54 minutes away). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at South Unit, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, and get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Medora itinerary planner .

Salt Lake City to Medora is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in July, with highs in Medora at 85°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Medora

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Pioneer Trails Regional Museum, Prairie Fire Pottery, Cannonball Concretions Pullout, Assumption Abbey
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Harold Schafer Heritage Center ©
Harold Schafer Heritage Center
Assumption Abbey ©
Assumption Abbey
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum ©
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum

3
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Dinosaurs of the Prairie and Former Governor's Mansion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Custer House and The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center are in your itinerary. When in Bismarck, make a side trip to see Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Coleharbor, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and let the kids burn off some steam at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bismarck vacation maker site .

Getting from Medora to Bismarck by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Bismarck can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jamestown.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mandan, The North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Dinosaurs of the Prairie, Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Jamestown

Jamestown ©
Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Frontier Village, then see the interesting displays at National Buffalo Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Stutsman County Memorial Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jamestown trip planner .

Getting from Bismarck to Jamestown by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Jamestown are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Buffalo Museum ©
National Buffalo Museum
Stutsman County Memorial Museum ©
Stutsman County Memorial Museum
Frontier Village ©
Frontier Village

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