4 days in Montana Itinerary

4 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Gallatin Field, Drive to Big Sky
Big Sky
— 3 nights
Drive to Billings Logan International Airport, Fly to Monroe Regional Airport


Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. On the 1st (Tue), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Big Sky holiday planning website.

Monroe to Big Sky is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Monroe to Big Sky is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Monroe in June: high temperatures in Big Sky hover around 69°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Big Sky

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip


— 3 nights
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
On the 2nd (Wed), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone River, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gardiner online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Gardiner takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, daytime highs in Gardiner are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gardiner

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Montana travel guide

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.