12 days in Montana Itinerary

12 days in Montana Itinerary

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Missoula
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 1 night
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
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Livingston
— 2 nights
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Big Sky
— 3 nights
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Missoula

Missoula is a city in the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Travelers' Rest State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, then hike along Kootenai Creek Trail, and finally stroll around Jacob Island Dog Park.

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Louisville to Missoula is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Louisville to Missoula. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Louisville in November, with highs in Missoula at 41°F and lows at 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Helena

Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Holter Museum of Art and then cast your line with Montana Fishing Outfitters.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Helena travel site.

Drive from Missoula to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Helena can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Great Falls.

Things to do in Helena

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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Great Falls

Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): learn about all things military at Malmstrom Museum and Air Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Benton Museums & Heritage Complex, and then snap pictures at Fort Benton Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, explore the world behind art at C.M. Russell Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Great Falls road trip planning tool.

Getting from Helena to Great Falls by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in November, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Livingston.

Things to do in Great Falls

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Livingston

Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): head outdoors with Dan Bailey's Fly Shop and then get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then hike along Pine Creek Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Livingston trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Livingston takes 3 hours. In November, daytime highs in Livingston are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Livingston

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. On the 29th (Sun), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then stroll the grounds of The Soldiers Chapel. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, trek along Ousel Falls Trail, then stroll through Big Sky Resort, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Sky Chapel.

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Getting from Livingston to Big Sky by car takes about 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Livingston in November: high temperatures in Big Sky hover around 36°F and lows are around 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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.