13 days in Montana Itinerary

13 days in Montana Itinerary

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Saint Ignatius
— 1 night
2
Great Falls
— 2 nights
3
Helena
— 2 nights
4
Dillon
— 1 night
5
Big Sky
— 2 nights
6
Red Lodge
— 1 night
7
Bozeman
— 3 nights

1
night
Saint Ignatius

Saint Ignatius ©
St. For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignatius attractions site.

New York City to Saint Ignatius is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Saint Ignatius is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Saint Ignatius when traveling from New York City in April, with lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Saint Ignatius

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, National Bison Range, Natural Pier Bridge
Highlights from your plan
St. Ignatius Mission ©
St. Ignatius Mission
National Bison Range ©
National Bison Range
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas ©
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the long history of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, trek along River's Edge Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Giant Springs State Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The History Museum, admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ann Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Falls trip planner.

Drive from Saint Ignatius to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. April in Great Falls sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
C.M. Russell Museum ©
C.M. Russell Museum
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park
River's Edge Trail ©
River's Edge Trail

2
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 17th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of St. Helena. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Archie Bray Foundation, and finally trek along MacDonald Pass.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Helena online visit planner.

Drive from Great Falls to Helena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Dillon.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

1
night
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get advice or help at Dillon Visitor Center and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dillon travel app.

Traveling by car from Helena to Dillon takes 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Dillon are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Dillon

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park

2
nights
Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, then head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ousel Falls Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sky road trip planning site.

Getting from Dillon to Big Sky by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dillon in April, with highs in Big Sky at 44°F and lows at 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lone Peak ©
Lone Peak
Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports ©

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 22nd (Mon): stop by Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Lodge Mountain, and then stop by Babcock & Miles.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Red Lodge trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Big Sky to Red Lodge in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sky in April; daily highs in Red Lodge reach 53°F and lows reach 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bozeman.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Babcock & Miles ©
Babcock & Miles

3
nights
Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 23rd (Tue), stroll through Bridger Bowl. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Montana Science Center, then get engrossed in the history at American Computer & Robotics Museum, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bozeman trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Red Lodge to Bozeman in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Bozeman are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
American Computer & Robotics Museum ©
American Computer & Robotics Museum
Bridger Bowl ©
Bridger Bowl
Fishing Charters & Tours

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