17 days in El Paso & Montana Itinerary

17 days in El Paso & Montana Itinerary

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17 days in El Paso & Montana Itinerary

Start: El Paso
1
El Paso
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Billings
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dillon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: El Paso

3
nights
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site and Old Mesilla Village will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at White Sands National Monument and Scenic Drive - Overlook. Explore El Paso's surroundings by going to La Vina Winery (in Anthony), Sombra Antigua Winery (in Chamberino) and St. Clair Winery & Vineyard (in Deming). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Cathedral, admire the striking features of The Lhakhang, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery East.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the El Paso vacation tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to El Paso. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Billings.

Things to do in El Paso

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

White Sands National Monument, Sombra Antigua Winery, Old Mesilla Village, La Vina Winery, St. Clair Winery & Vineyard
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St. Clair Winery & Vineyard ©
St. Clair Winery & Vineyard
Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook

2
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. On the 13th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Pompeys Pillar National Monument, then contemplate the long history of Pictograph Cave State Park, and then do a tasting at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery. On the next day, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Thirsty Street Brewing Company, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Canyon Creek Brewing.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Billings online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from El Paso to Billings takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from El Paso in July; daily highs in Billings reach 89°F and lows reach 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Billings

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Thirsty Street Brewing Company ©
Thirsty Street Brewing Company
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Visiting Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Explore West Yellowstone's surroundings by going to Big Sky Resort (in Big Sky) and Gardiner (Horseback Riding Tours, Parks' Fly Shop, & more).

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our West Yellowstone travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Billings to West Yellowstone takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Billings, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in West Yellowstone, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Dillon.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Gardiner, Big Sky Resort
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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
River Rafting & Tubing
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pioneer Mountain Wilderness Area and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dillon trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Dillon in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in July, with highs in Dillon at 85°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Great Falls.

Things to do in Dillon

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

2
nights
Great Falls

Great Falls ©
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ursuline Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Springs State Park, and then hike along River's Edge Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Great Falls trip maker .

You can drive from Dillon to Great Falls in 3.5 hours. In July in Great Falls, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Great Falls

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park ©
Giant Springs State Park

5
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Escape the urban bustle at Virginia Falls and Avalanche Lake. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Highline Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, and cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Great Falls to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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