40 days in Southeast Montana Itinerary

40 days in Southeast Montana Itinerary

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40 days in Southeast Montana Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h
1
Billings
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Pompeys Pillar
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Glendive
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Miles City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Crow Agency
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Fort Smith
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Red Lodge
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cooke City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Livingston
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Kalispell
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London

8
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. Billings is known for nature, museums, fun & games, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Sacrifice Cliff, admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone Art Museum, and get outside with Outlaw Canyon Adventures, LLC.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Billings route planner .

London, UK to Billings is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Billings: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Pompeys Pillar.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pictograph Cave State Park ©
Pictograph Cave State Park
Horseback Riding Tours
Outlaw Canyon Adventures, LLC ©
Outlaw Canyon Adventures, LLC

3
nights
Pompeys Pillar

Pompeys Pillar ©
Pompeys Pillar is an unincorporated community in Yellowstone County, Montana, United States and has a postal ZIP code (59064).HistoryThe town of Pompeys Pillar was founded in 1907 and was named after and situated less than a mile east of Pompeys Pillar National Monument, a 150 ft. Pompeys Pillar is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Pompeys Pillar National Monument.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pompeys Pillar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Billings to Pompeys Pillar takes an hour. August in Pompeys Pillar sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Glendive.

Things to do in Pompeys Pillar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pompeys Pillar National Monument ©
Pompeys Pillar National Monument

3
nights
Glendive

Glendive ©
Glendive is a city in and the county seat of Dawson County, Montana, United States. Glendive is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Makoshika State Park, take an in-depth tour of Frontier Gateway Museum, take in the views from Historic Bell Bridge, and get a new perspective on nature at Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glendive trip maker .

You can drive from Pompeys Pillar to Glendive in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel to Miles City.

Things to do in Glendive

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum ©
Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum
Makoshika State Park ©
Makoshika State Park
Frontier Gateway Museum ©
Frontier Gateway Museum

3
nights
Miles City

Miles City ©
Miles City is a city in and the county seat of Custer County, Montana, United States. Miles City is known for museums and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at WaterWorks Art Museum, do a tasting at Tongue River Winery, and see the interesting displays at Range Riders Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Miles City travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Glendive to Miles City takes 1.5 hours. In August in Miles City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), you're off toCrow Agency.

Things to do in Miles City

Museums Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Range Riders Museum ©
Range Riders Museum
WaterWorks Art Museum ©
WaterWorks Art Museum
Tongue River Winery ©
Tongue River Winery

4
nights
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. Crow Agency is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness the site of a historic battle at Little Bighorn Battlefield and explore the galleries of Custer Battlefield Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Crow Agency trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Miles City to Crow Agency in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Crow Agency can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will leave for Fort Smith on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Crow Agency

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Custer Battlefield Museum
Highlights from your plan
Little Bighorn Battlefield ©
Little Bighorn Battlefield
Custer Battlefield Trading Company ©
Custer Battlefield Trading Company
Custer Battlefield Museum ©
Custer Battlefield Museum

3
nights
Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is a census-designated place (CDP) in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Fort Smith is known for shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Bighorn Trout Shop and see human ingenuity at work at Yellowtail Dam.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fort Smith trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Crow Agency to Fort Smith in 1.5 hours. In August in Fort Smith, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off toRed Lodge.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Yellowtail Dam ©
Yellowtail Dam

3
nights
Red Lodge

Red Lodge ©
Red Lodge is a city in and the county seat of Carbon County, Montana, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Fishtail General Store in Fishtail (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: trek along Silver Run Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Lodge Mountain, identify plant and animal life at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, and contemplate the waterfront views at Wild Bill Lake.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Red Lodge travel planning website .

You can drive from Fort Smith to Red Lodge in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Red Lodge can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cooke City.

Things to do in Red Lodge

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Fishtail General Store
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Cooke City

Cooke City ©
Cooke City-Silver Gate is a census-designated place (CDP) in Park County, Montana, United States. Cooke City is known for museums, shopping, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Clarks Fork Trail, get a new perspective on nature at Yellowstone Trading Post, look for gifts at Sylvia's Sweet Shoppe, and take in panoramic vistas at Clay Butte Fire Lookout Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cooke City trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Red Lodge to Cooke City takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Red Lodge in September, expect Cooke City to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. You will leave for Livingston on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Cooke City

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cooke City Montana Museum ©
Cooke City Montana Museum
Yellowstone Trading Post ©
Yellowstone Trading Post

3
nights
Livingston

Livingston is a city and the county seat of Park County, Montana, United States. Livingston is known for wildlife, parks, museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, trek along Pine Creek Trail, examine the collection at Yellowstone Gateway Museum, and stop by Bear Paw Outfitters.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Livingston day trip planning site .

Drive from Cooke City to Livingston in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cooke City in September; daily highs in Livingston reach 26°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kalispell.

Things to do in Livingston

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sacajawea Park ©
Sacajawea Park
Dan Bailey's Fly Shop ©
Dan Bailey's Fly Shop

4
nights
Kalispell

Kalispell ©
Kalispell is a city in, and the county seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalispell: Columbia Falls (Montana Vortex and House of Mystery, The Shops at Station 8, & more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Conrad Mansion, play a few rounds at Meadow Lake Golf Resort, admire the majestic nature at Lone Pine State Park, and explore the activities along Thompson Chain of Lakes.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kalispell travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Livingston to Kalispell in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalispell

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Columbia Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine State Park ©
Lone Pine State Park
Conrad Mansion ©
Conrad Mansion
Herron Park ©
Herron Park