4 days in Montana Itinerary

4 days in Montana Itinerary

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Bozeman
— 1 day
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Philipsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
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Billings
— 1 night
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Bozeman — 1 day

Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 6th (Thu), take a stroll around Bozeman Public Library, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then explore the activities along Gallatin River.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bozeman visit planner.

Houston to Bozeman is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in October, with highs in Bozeman at 59°F and lows at 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Philipsburg.
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Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Philipsburg — 1 night

Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. On the 7th (Fri), go deep underground at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, then sample the tasty concoctions at Philipsburg Brewing Company, and then look for gifts at The Sweet Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Philipsburg trip planner.

Getting from Bozeman to Philipsburg by car takes about 2.5 hours. October in Philipsburg sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.
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Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

West Yellowstone — 1 night

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone trip builder tool.

You can drive from Philipsburg to West Yellowstone in 4 hours. Traveling from Philipsburg in October, expect nights in West Yellowstone to be about the same, around 25°F, while days are slightly colder, around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Billings.
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Billings — 1 night

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 9th (Sun), trot along with a tour on horseback and then steep yourself in history at Moss Mansion.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Billings travel planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Billings takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in October; daily highs in Billings reach 61°F and lows reach 39°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.
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