19 days in Billings & Grand Rapids Itinerary

19 days in Billings & Grand Rapids Itinerary

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Billings
— 7 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 11 nights
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Billings

— 7 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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Beartooth Hwy and The Rimrocks. Venture out of the city with trips to Pompeys Pillar National Monument (in Pompeys Pillar) and Crow Agency (Custer Battlefield Trading Company & Little Bighorn Battlefield). The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate the long history of Yellowstone Kelly Interpretative Site, get to know the resident critters at ZooMontana, and stroll around Pioneer Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Billings road trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Billings. August in Billings sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Billings

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Grand Rapids

— 11 nights

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Kids will enjoy Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and John Ball Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Rapids: Michigan's Adventure (in Muskegon), New Era (Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables & Country Dairy) and Holland (Windmill Island Gardens, Nelis' Dutch Village, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, stroll through Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park, admire the striking features of Meyer May House, and kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Billings to Grand Rapids takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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