9 days in Montana Itinerary

9 days in Montana Itinerary

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Billings
— 1 day
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Bozeman
— 3 nights
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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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 13th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone Art Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at The Grand Escape Room, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Billings online road trip planner.

Saint Louis to Billings is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Billings due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in October, with highs in Billings at 61°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bozeman.

Things to do in Billings

Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Room Escape Game
The Grand Escape Room
4.8
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.8

3
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Bozeman

Bozeman ©
Bozeman is a city in and the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Explore Bozeman's surroundings by going to Big Sky (Fishing Charters & Tours, Ousel Falls Trail, &more). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Museum of the Rockies, get into the urban bustle at Bozeman Public Library, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Yellowstone Safari Company, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Last Wind-Up.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bozeman itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Billings to Bozeman in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Billings in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bozeman, with lows of 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Bozeman

Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Observatory
Museum of the Rockies
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Historic Walking Area
Downtown Bozeman
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, and then find something for the whole family at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our West Yellowstone planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bozeman to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, West Yellowstone is a bit cooler than Bozeman - with highs of 50°F and lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bigfork.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
4.9

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Bigfork

Bigfork ©
Bigfork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Flathead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Art Fusion and then cast your line with Howe’s Fishing – A Able/Mo Fisch Charters and Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bigfork trip planner.

Traveling by car from West Yellowstone to Bigfork takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from West Yellowstone in October, with highs in Bigfork at 56°F and lows at 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Bigfork

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Landmark
Art Fusion
4.8

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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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Bowman Lake, and hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bigfork to Glacier National Park. October in Glacier National Park sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Grinnell Glacier
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Scenic Drive
Going-to-the-Sun Road
4.8

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