11 days in Spokane & Montana Itinerary

11 days in Spokane & Montana Itinerary

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Spokane
— 1 night
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Missoula
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 2 nights
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Billings
— 2 nights
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Missoula
— 1 night
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Spokane
— 1 night
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Spokane

— 1 night
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Spokane journey builder website.

Auburn to Spokane is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Auburn in July, expect nights in Spokane to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Missoula.

Things to do in Spokane

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Missoula

— 2 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): grab your bike and head to Silver Park and then get a new perspective on nature at Montana Natural History Center. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Church, then get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, and then let little ones run wild at McCormick Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Missoula trip tool.

Drive from Spokane to Missoula in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to Missoula is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Spokane in August since evenings lows in Missoula dip to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Helena

— 2 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Montana Blue Jewel Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Helena National Forest.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helena travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Billings.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pompeys Pillar National Monument and Yellowstone County Museum. Family-friendly places like Basin Creek Lakes Trail and Pictograph Cave State Park will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Red Lodge (Carbon County Historical Society and Museum & Babcock & Miles). Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Billings itinerary tool.

Drive from Helena to Billings in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Missoula

— 1 night
For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Missoula journey builder.

Traveling by car from Billings to Missoula takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Billings in August since evenings lows in Missoula dip to 51°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Spokane.

Things to do in Missoula

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Spokane

— 1 night
To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Spokane day trip app.

Getting from Missoula to Spokane by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Missoula to Spokane, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Missoula in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 59°F in Spokane. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Montana travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Wildlife Areas
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.