Billings, Montana

Billings, Montana, USA
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Climate & Best time to visit Billings

Climate in Billings:

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Best time to visit Billings:

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring in Montana can still be chilly, with daytime temperatures gradually warming from the 40s to 60s Fahrenheit (4-21°C). This is an ideal season for outdoor activities such as exploring state parks, visiting hot springs, and observing migrating birds. Spring also brings blooming wildflowers and the opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty before the summer crowds arrive.

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is the most popular time to visit Montana. The weather is warm and sunny, with daytime temperatures often in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit (21-30°C). This is the best time for outdoor activities, including hiking in Glacier National Park, exploring Yellowstone, fishing in pristine rivers, and camping in the state's many parks. Summer also offers wildlife viewing opportunities, including bears and elk.

Fall (September to November):

  • Fall is a fantastic time to visit Montana, particularly for those who enjoy cooler weather and vibrant foliage. The weather remains pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 50s to 70s Fahrenheit (10-26°C). The fall foliage in places like Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley turns into vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, making it ideal for scenic drives, hiking, and photography. Fall is also great for fly fishing and observing the elk rut in the national parks.

Winter (December to February):

  • Winter in Montana is ideal for winter sports enthusiasts. Daytime temperatures often range from the 20s to 30s Fahrenheit (-6 to 4°C). The state's ski resorts, including Big Sky Resort and Whitefish Mountain Resort, offer opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and dog sledding. The winter season is also perfect for enjoying cozy cabins and hot chocolate by the fire.

Note on Glacier National Park:

  • Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road is typically open from late June to mid-September, so if you plan to visit this park, it's best to do so during the summer months.

Note on Yellowstone National Park:

  • Yellowstone National Park is best visited in the summer when most roads and facilities are open. However, spring and fall can provide a quieter and more serene experience with fewer crowds.

Money & Prices

Currency in United States of America:

U.S. dollar (USD)

How expensive is a trip to Billings?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
14.94 USD
Fast food meal:
12.98 USD
Mid-range meal:
29.51 USD
Bottle of water:
0.90 USD
Soft drink:
1.87 USD
5.65 USD
Local Beer:
4.42 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
2.05 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.66 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

United States of America general information:

Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)

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