11 days in Southeast Montana Itinerary

11 days in Southeast Montana Itinerary

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11 days in Southeast Montana Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Billings
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Glendive
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Crow Agency
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Red Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Livingston
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Kalispell
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

3
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. Step out of Billings to go to Pompeys Pillar and see Pompeys Pillar National Monument, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in nature's colorful creations at DanWalt Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZooMontana, and do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Billings journey maker app .

Edmonton, Canada to Billings is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Edmonton in August, you will find days in Billings are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Glendive.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
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Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Moss Mansion ©
Moss Mansion

1
night
Glendive

Glendive ©
Glendive is a city in and the county seat of Dawson County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Frontier Gateway Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum, then take in the views from Historic Bell Bridge, and finally admire the majestic nature at Makoshika State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glendive travel app .

Drive from Billings to Glendive in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Crow Agency.

Things to do in Glendive

Museums Parks Nature
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Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum ©
Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum
Makoshika State Park ©
Makoshika State Park
Frontier Gateway Museum ©
Frontier Gateway Museum

1
night
Crow Agency

Crow Agency ©
Crow Agency is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States and is near the actual location for the Little Bighorn National Monument and re-enactment produced by the Real Bird family known as Battle of the Little Bighorn Reenactment. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Crow Agency trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glendive to Crow Agency takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Custer Battlefield Museum
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Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

1
night
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Wild Bill Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at Montana Candy Emporium.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Red Lodge visit planning website .

You can drive from Crow Agency to Red Lodge in 2 hours. Traveling from Crow Agency in August, expect nights in Red Lodge to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Montana Candy Emporium ©
Montana Candy Emporium

2
nights
Livingston

Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll around Sacajawea Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by Bear Paw Outfitters. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Livingston Depot Center, then don't miss a visit to Gem Valley Montana, and then hike along Pine Creek Trail.

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Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Livingston takes 2 hours. While traveling from Red Lodge, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Livingston, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Livingston

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Gem Valley Montana ©
Gem Valley Montana
Sacajawea Park ©
Sacajawea Park

2
nights
Kalispell

Kalispell ©
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. On the 12th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Flathead Lake State Park, then contemplate the long history of Conrad Mansion, and then delve into the mystery of Montana Vortex and House of Mystery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hockaday Museum of Art and then walk around Lone Pine State Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kalispell vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Livingston to Kalispell in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Kalispell, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalispell

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Montana Vortex and House of Mystery
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine State Park ©
Lone Pine State Park
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Hockaday Museum of Art ©
Hockaday Museum of Art