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Modesto to Billings drive

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 Lake Tahoe
 Battle Mountain
 Twin Falls
 Idaho Falls
 Old Faithful Geyser
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Modesto to Billings road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Modesto to Billings. If you're planning a road trip to Billings, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Modesto and Billings. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Modesto and Billings. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Modesto
drive for about 3 hours

1:04 pm  Lake Tahoe
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:04 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

6:24 pm  Battle Mountain
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Battle Mountain
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:42 pm  Twin Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:42 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:05 pm  Idaho Falls
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Idaho Falls
drive for about 2 hours

11:59 am  Old Faithful Geyser
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:59 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:49 pm  Bozeman
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:49 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:54 pm  arrive in Billings

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours

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Modesto to Billings questions

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trip from Modesto CA to Little Bighorn  (0 answers)

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Modesto, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Lake Tahoe  (41 answers)
    Emerald Bay  (6 mentions)
    Heavenly Mountain Resort  (2 mentions)
    questions about Lake Tahoe:
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        Looking for breweries, hikes and restaurants around Lake Tahoe.
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        Spring Break Skiing
        Hotel, inns, or cabin rental recommendations in Lake Tahoe?

Battle Mountain

Twin Falls  (5 answers)

Idaho Falls  (9 answers)

Old Faithful Geyser  (5 mentions)

Bozeman  (19 answers)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Billings, Montana.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Billings?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Billings.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Billings to Modesto drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Modesto to Billings. Or get a full Modesto to Billings flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Modesto well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Modesto!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,161 miles
driving time of 17 hours, 56 minutes
Billings is 1 hour ahead of Modesto
4 Modesto travel answers
41 Lake Tahoe travel answers
5 Twin Falls travel answers
9 Idaho Falls travel answers
19 Bozeman travel answers
6 Billings travel answers


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