10 days in Southeast Montana Itinerary

10 days in Southeast Montana Itinerary

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10 days in Southeast Montana Itinerary

Start: Sioux Falls
car:  7​h
1
Billings
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Red Lodge
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Livingston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Columbia Falls
— 2 nights
car:  7​h
End: Sioux Falls

4
nights
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Grand Escape Room. Get some historical perspective at Little Bighorn Battlefield and Custer Battlefield Trading Post & Cafe. Museum-lovers will appreciate Custer Battlefield Museum and Moss Mansion. Go for a jaunt from Billings to Pompeys Pillar to see Pompeys Pillar National Monument about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery, immerse yourself in nature at Pictograph Cave State Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Angry Hank's Microbrewery, and take in the exciting artwork at Toucan Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Billings trip planning tool .

Sioux Falls to Billings is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Billings is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Billings can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You will leave for Red Lodge on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Billings

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Crow Agency, Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Custer Battlefield Museum
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

2
nights
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through Red Lodge Mountain and then explore and take pictures at Beartooth Highway. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Fishtail General Store, identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the exciting artwork at Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Montana Candy Emporium.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Red Lodge road trip tool .

Drive from Billings to Red Lodge in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Billings in July, plan for little chillier days in Red Lodge, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Fishtail General Store, Beartooth Highway
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Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Fishtail General Store ©
Fishtail General Store

1
night
Livingston

Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. On the 7th (Sun), stroll around Sacajawea Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Livingston travel route builder app .

You can drive from Red Lodge to Livingston in 2 hours. Traveling from Red Lodge in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Livingston, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Columbia Falls.

Things to do in Livingston

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sacajawea Park ©
Sacajawea Park

2
nights
Columbia Falls

Columbia Falls might serve as the gateway to Glacier National Park, but it's much more than just a place to lay your head.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): explore the galleries of Conrad Mansion.

Plan trip to Columbia Falls with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Livingston to Columbia Falls takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Columbia Falls, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbia Falls

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Avalanche Lake, Conrad Mansion, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion