6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Montana attractions planner

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Make it your trip
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Billings
— 2 nights
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Big Sky
— 1 night
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Missoula
— 2 nights
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Billings

— 2 nights
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. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Custer Battlefield Trading Company. Escape the urban bustle at The Rimrocks and Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Explore Billings' surroundings by going to Little Bighorn Battlefield (in Crow Agency) and Custer Battlefield Museum (in Garryowen). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, stop by Scheels, explore the world behind art at Yellowstone Art Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at The Grand Escape Room.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Billings trip itinerary planner.

Nashville to Billings is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in October: high temperatures in Billings hover around 61°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Billings

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Big Sky

— 1 night
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Soldiers Chapel, and finally stroll through Ousel Falls Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sky online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Billings to Big Sky in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, Big Sky is slightly colder than Billings - with highs of 50°F and lows of 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Missoula.

Things to do in Big Sky

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Wildlife

Missoula

— 2 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, then take in the history at St. Ignatius Mission, and then look for all kinds of wild species at National Bison Range. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museum of Mountain Flying and then look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Missoula trip app.

Drive from Big Sky to Missoula in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, Missoula is a bit warmer than Big Sky - with highs of 58°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Missoula

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Montana travel guide

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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.