4 days in Montana Itinerary

4 days in Montana Itinerary

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4 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Red Lodge
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Houston

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helena trip planning website .

Houston to Helena is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Helena is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in March, expect Helena to be colder, temps between 50°F and 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Big Sky.

Things to do in Helena

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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol

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Big Sky

Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lone Peak, then hike along Ousel Falls Trail, and finally head outdoors with Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sky trip builder tool .

You can drive from Helena to Big Sky in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, Big Sky is slightly colder than Helena - with highs of 37°F and lows of 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Red Lodge.

Things to do in Big Sky

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Fishing Charters & Tours

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Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stop by Historic Downtown Shopping Area, then stroll through Red Lodge Mountain, and then identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Red Lodge travel app .

You can drive from Big Sky to Red Lodge in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Big Sky in March, expect Red Lodge to be somewhat warmer, temps between 49°F and 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Red Lodge Mountain ©
Red Lodge Mountain
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

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