10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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Billings
— 1 day
2
Bozeman
— 3 nights
3
West Yellowstone
— 1 night
4
Great Falls
— 1 night
5
Bigfork
— 1 night
6
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights

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Billings

Billings ©
Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855.Billings is located in the south-eastern portion of the state and is the seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then test your problem-solving skills at The Grand Escape Room.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Billings trip itinerary maker site.

New York City to Billings is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Billings is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Billings hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bozeman.

Things to do in Billings

Fun & Games Tours Outdoors
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The Grand Escape Room ©
The Grand Escape Room
Horseback Riding Tours

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nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bozeman: Big Sky (Big Sky Resort, Ousel Falls Trail, &more). There's much more to do: get curious at Museum of the Rockies, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Room Montana, get to know the resident critters at Montana Grizzly Encounter, and get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozeman trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Billings to Bozeman in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Billings in October, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Bozeman. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sky, Escape Room Montana
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Yellowstone Safari Company ©
Yellowstone Safari Company
Museum of the Rockies ©
Museum of the Rockies
Downtown Bozeman ©
Downtown Bozeman

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
On the 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museum of the Yellowstone, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, thenfind something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the West Yellowstone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bozeman in October: high temperatures in West Yellowstone hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

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night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 28th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park, listen to music at Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then stroll through River's Edge Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Falls road trip planning website.

Drive from West Yellowstone to Great Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in October, with highs in Great Falls at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Bigfork.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail

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night
Bigfork

Bigfork ©
Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Eric Thorsen Art Studio, don't miss a visit to Art Fusion, and then take a memorable tour with Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bigfork trip planner.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Bigfork takes 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bigfork are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Bigfork

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Eric Thorsen Art Studio ©
Eric Thorsen Art Studio
Art Fusion ©
Art Fusion

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nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 30th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, thenexplore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, and finally appreciate the views at Logan Pass.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bigfork to Glacier National Park. In October in Glacier National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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