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
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Glendive — 3 nights

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. 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 go by car to Crow Agency.
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Crow Agency — 1 night

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.
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Billings — 9 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 find plenty of places to visit near Billings: Huntley Project Museum (in Huntley), Hardin (Big Horn County Historical Museum & Yellowtail Reservoir) and Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar). 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 examine the collection at Moss Mansion.

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.
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Red Lodge — 3 nights

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 46 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.
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Cooke City — 2 nights

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).
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Livingston — 4 nights

Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. Livingston is known for wildlife, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Yellowstone Guidelines, see the interesting displays at Livingston Depot Center, head outdoors with Dan Bailey's, and don't miss a visit to Gem Valley Montana.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Livingston route planner.

Traveling by car from Cooke City to Livingston takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cooke City in August; daily highs in Livingston reach 86°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kalispell.
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Kalispell — 6 nights

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). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Conrad Mansion, play a few rounds at Village Greens Golf Course, explore the activities along Thompson Chain of Lakes, and admire the majestic nature at Lone Pine State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kalispell travel website.

You can drive from Livingston to Kalispell in 5.5 hours. In September in Kalispell, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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