10 days in Montana Itinerary

10 days in Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Missoula
Drive:  5​h
1
Billings
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Big Sky
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Great Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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hours
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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for gifts at Scheels, learn about winemaking at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Four Dances Recreation Area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Billings itinerary tool .

Missoula to Billings is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. May in Billings sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Billings

Wildlife Parks Wineries
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Yellowstone Cellars & Winery ©
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery
Scheels ©
Scheels

3
nights
Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Big Sky Resort. Get in touch with nature at Lone Peak and Horseback Riding Tours. When in Big Sky, make a side trip to see Parks' Fly Shop in Gardiner, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail and head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sky trip planner .

You can drive from Billings to Big Sky in 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Billings in May; daily highs in Big Sky reach 57°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Gardiner
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Big Sky Resort ©
Big Sky Resort

1
night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 1st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Helena trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Helena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In May, Helena is a bit warmer than Big Sky - with highs of 67°F and lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

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Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

1
night
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 2nd (Sun), trek along River's Edge Trail, admire the majestic nature at Giant Springs State Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip maker site .

Drive from Helena to Great Falls in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Virginia Falls and Highline Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swiftcurrent Lake and Running Eagle Falls. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Trail of the Cedars, take in the dramatic scenery at St.Mary Falls, admire all the interesting features of Going-to-the-Sun Road, and stroll through Grinnell Glacier.

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

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Glacier National Park can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

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