9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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9 days in North Dakota Itinerary

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): bet on your favorite at Jamestown Speedway, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint James Basilica, then examine the collection at National Buffalo Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Frontier Village. On the next day, cruise along Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, examine the collection at Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Jamestown Reservoir.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jamestown trip planner .

Seattle to Jamestown is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seattle in August since evenings lows in Jamestown dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Jamestown

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Midland Continental Depot Transport Museum, Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway
Highlights from your plan
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Keelboat Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bismarck: Lawrence Welk Birthplace (in Strasburg), Lake Ashtabula (in Valley City) and Salem Sue (in New Salem). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at McDowell Dam Nature Park, make a splash at Raging Rivers Waterpark, and appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bismarck journey builder website .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Salem Sue, Welk Homestead State Historic Site, Raging Rivers Waterpark, Lake Ashtabula, Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Highlights from your plan
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. Explore hidden gems such as Harold Schafer Heritage Center and Maah Daah Hey Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medora: Peaceful Valley (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park) and Patterson Lake Recreational Area (in Dickinson). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, take a memorable drive along Little Missouri National Grassland, see the interesting displays at Billings County Court House Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Medora online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Bismarck to Medora by car takes about 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Medora due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bismarck in August, Medora is slightly colder at night with lows of 50°F. Finish 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
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Little Missouri National Grassland ©
Maah Daah Hey Trail ©
Maah Daah Hey Trail

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