5 days in Montana Itinerary

5 days in Montana Itinerary

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5 days in Montana Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Drive:  14​h
1
Billings
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Polaris
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h
End: Winnipeg

1
night
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. For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Billings attractions website .

Winnipeg, Canada to Billings is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Winnipeg in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Billings, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off toHelena.

Things to do in Billings

Parks Nature Museums

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night
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park as well as Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine & Gold Fever Rock Shop. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine & Gold Fever Rock Shop.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helena day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Billings to Helena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helena are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Polaris.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
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night
Polaris

Polaris ©
You've now added Crystal Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Elkhorn Hot Springs.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Polaris itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helena to Polaris in 3 hours. Traveling from Helena in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Polaris, with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Polaris

Parks Nature
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Crystal Park ©
Crystal Park
Elkhorn Hot Springs ©
Elkhorn Hot Springs

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