6 days in Montana Itinerary

6 days in Montana Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Great Falls
— 2 nights
Drive
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
Drive
3
Billings
— 1 night
Drive
4
Garryowen
— 1 night
Drive to Billings Logan International Airport, Fly to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

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Great Falls

— 2 nights
Great Falls is a city in and the county seat of Cascade County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at C.M. Russell Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Springs State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ursuline Centre, then steep yourself in history at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, and finally play a few rounds at Valley View Garden Golf.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Great Falls trip itinerary website.

Dallas to Great Falls is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Great Falls. Traveling from Dallas in October, things will get cooler in Great Falls: highs are around 59°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Great Falls

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Earthquake Lake, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone travel route builder tool.

Drive from Great Falls to West Yellowstone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Great Falls in October; daily highs in West Yellowstone reach 50°F and lows reach 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Billings.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Yellowstone Kelly Interpretative Site, then see the interesting displays at Moss Mansion, then explore the world behind art at Yellowstone Art Museum, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from West Yellowstone to Billings in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from West Yellowstone in October; daily highs in Billings reach 61°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Garryowen.

Things to do in Billings

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Garryowen

— 1 night
Garryowen is a private town in Big Horn County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the galleries of Custer Battlefield Museum, then contemplate the long history of Little Bighorn Battlefield, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Custer Battlefield Trading Company.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Garryowen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Billings to Garryowen takes an hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Garryowen when traveling from Billings in October, with lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Garryowen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.