29 days in Southeast Montana Itinerary

29 days in Southeast Montana Itinerary

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Glendive
— 3 nights
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Crow Agency
— 1 night
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Billings
— 9 nights
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Red Lodge
— 3 nights
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Cooke City
— 2 nights
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Livingston
— 4 nights
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Kalispell
— 6 nights

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Glendive

Glendive ©
Glendive is a city in and the county seat of Dawson County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glendive: Miles City (Tongue River Winery, Range Riders Museum, &more). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Makoshika State Park, see the interesting displays at Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum, take in the views from Historic Bell Bridge, and get engrossed in the history at Frontier Gateway Museum.

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Joplin to Glendive is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Joplin to Glendive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Joplin in August; daily highs in Glendive reach 82°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Crow Agency.

Things to do in Glendive

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wineries

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Range Riders Museum ©
Range Riders Museum
Makoshika State Park ©
Makoshika State Park
Frontier Gateway Museum ©
Frontier Gateway Museum

1
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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 14th (Fri): 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 take in the history at Little Bighorn Battlefield.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Crow Agency trip planner.

You can drive from Glendive to Crow Agency in 3.5 hours. August in Crow Agency sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Billings.

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites · Museums

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

9
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Billings: Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture (in Huntley), Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar) and Hardin (Big Horn County Historical Museum & Yellowtail Reservoir). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at The Grand Escape Room, take in the dramatic natural features at The Rimrocks, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and get to know the resident critters at ZooMontana.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Billings tour app.

Drive from Crow Agency to Billings in an hour. August in Billings sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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ZooMontana ©
ZooMontana
The Grand Escape Room ©
The Grand Escape Room
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Take a break from Red Lodge with a short trip to Fishtail General Store in Fishtail, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Run Trails, hike along Basin Creek Lakes Trail, fly down the slopes at Red Lodge Mountain, and explore the activities along Wild Bill Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Red Lodge tour planner.

Traveling by car from Billings to Red Lodge takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Billings in August: highs in Red Lodge hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cooke City.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

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Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery ©
Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery
Carbon County Historical Society and Museum ©

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Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. On the 27th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower, hike along Clarks Fork Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Cooke City Montana Museum, then look for gifts at Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Yellowstone Trading Post.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Cooke City trip planner.

You can drive from Red Lodge to Cooke City in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Red Lodge in August, expect Cooke City to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 38°F. You will leave for Livingston on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Cooke City

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe ©
Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower ©
Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower
Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum

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Livingston

Livingston ©
Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. Livingston is known for wildlife, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on Yellowstone Guidelines, contemplate the long history of Yellowstone Gateway Museum, don't miss a visit to Gem Valley Montana, and look for gifts at Bear Paw Outfitters.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Livingston online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cooke City to Livingston takes 2.5 hours. In August, Livingston is somewhat warmer than Cooke City - with highs of 86°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Livingston

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yellowstone Guidelines ©
Yellowstone Guidelines
Fishing Charters & Tours
Pine Creek Trail ©
Pine Creek Trail

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Kalispell

Kalispell ©
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Columbia Falls (The Shops at Station 8, Glacier ZipLines, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion, examine the collection at Northwest Montana History Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Wild Horse Island State Park, and explore the activities along Thompson Chain of Lakes.

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You can drive from Livingston to Kalispell in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalispell

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Glacier ZipLines ©
Glacier ZipLines
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Flathead Lake State Park ©
Flathead Lake State Park

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