10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana holiday planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive
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Helena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dillon
— 1 night
Drive
4
Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive
5
Livingston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Billings
— 2 nights
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Great Falls — 1 night

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll through Giant Springs State Park. On the next day, hike along River's Edge Trail and then admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Falls trip builder site.

Durham to Great Falls is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durham to Great Falls due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in November, expect Great Falls to be slightly colder, temps between 44°F and 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.
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Helena — 2 nights

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, then catch some excitement at Great Northern Carousel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena. On your second day here, have fun and explore at ExplorationWorks, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and then take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helena trip planning website.

You can drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Helena are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dillon.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Dillon — 1 night

Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Dillon Visitor Center and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dillon trip planner.

Getting from Helena to Dillon by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Big Sky.
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Big Sky — 1 night

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak and then stroll through Ousel Falls Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sky trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dillon to Big Sky takes 3 hours. In November, Big Sky is a bit cooler than Dillon - with highs of 36°F and lows of 16°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Livingston.
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Livingston — 2 nights

Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get outside with Dan Bailey's and then surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Guidelines. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then stroll around Sacajawea Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Livingston trip maker.

Getting from Big Sky to Livingston by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Big Sky in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Livingston: highs are around 46°F and lows about 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Billings.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Billings — 2 nights

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 16th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at The Rimrocks and then explore the world behind art at Yellowstone Art Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Billings trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Livingston to Billings in 2 hours. In November in Billings, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 27°F at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.
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