6 days in Denver & Montana Itinerary

6 days in Denver & Montana Itinerary

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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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Billings
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sky
— 1 night
Drive
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Missoula
— 1 night
Drive
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Helena
— 1 night
Fly

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Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 17th (Mon), deepen your understanding at Colorado Railroad Museum, then see the interesting displays at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Denver Firefighters Museum, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then admire the masterpieces at Clyfford Still Museum.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Denver. August in Denver sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Billings.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at The Rimrocks, then admire the masterpieces at Yellowstone Art Museum, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

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You can fly from Denver to Billings in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Billings, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sky.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Big Sky

— 1 night
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak, and then trek along Ousel Falls Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sky journey planner.

You can drive from Billings to Big Sky in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. When traveling from Billings in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Big Sky, with highs around 75°F, while nights are colder with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Big Sky

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Missoula

— 1 night
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, then see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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Getting from Big Sky to Missoula by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sky in August; daily highs in Missoula reach 86°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena and then get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helena holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Missoula to Helena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Museums

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.