8 days in Montana Itinerary

8 days in Montana Itinerary

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Billings
— 1 day
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West Yellowstone
— 3 nights
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Bigfork
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights

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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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Scheels, test your team's savvy at The Grand Escape Room, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Angry Hank's Microbrewery.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Billings journey planning site.

Nashville to Billings is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nashville in January: high temperatures in Billings hover around 36°F and lows are around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Billings

Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Room Escape Game
The Grand Escape Room
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Scheels
4.6

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West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around West Yellowstone: Big Sky (The Soldiers Chapel, Lone Peak, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, take in the awesome beauty at Two Top, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the West Yellowstone road trip website.

Drive from Billings to West Yellowstone in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Billings in January: highs in West Yellowstone hover around 21°F, while lows dip to -2°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bigfork.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Bigfork

Bigfork ©
Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Eric Thorsen Art Studio, then head outdoors with Flathead Lake Charters, then head outdoors with Wild Trout Adventures, and finally make a trip to Art Fusion.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bigfork trip planning site.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Bigfork in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in January, with highs in Bigfork at 31°F and lows at 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Bigfork

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums
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Outdoor Activity
Wild Trout Adventures
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Outdoor Activity
Flathead Lake Charters
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Landmark
Art Fusion
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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, then get outside with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake McDonald, then get outside with John's Lake Loop, and then surround yourself with nature on Sun Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park road trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bigfork to Glacier National Park. January in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Scenic Drive
Going-to-the-Sun Road
4.8

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