5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

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West Yellowstone
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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 19th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then test your problem-solving skills at The Grand Escape Room.

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Fort Lauderdale to Billings is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October; daily highs in Billings reach 61°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Billings

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Tours

West Yellowstone

The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Yellowstone, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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Traveling by car from Billings to West Yellowstone takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Billings in October, with highs in West Yellowstone at 50°F and lows at 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours


Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an exotic tour of Yellowstone Safari Company, then fly down the slopes at Big Sky Resort, then trek along Ousel Falls Trail, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Museum of the Rockies, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Bozeman, and then browse for treasures at The Last Wind-Up.

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Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bozeman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from West Yellowstone in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bozeman, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

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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.