10 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

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Helena
— 2 nights
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Butte
— 3 nights
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Virginia City
— 1 night
4
Dillon
— 1 night
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Philipsburg
— 2 nights

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Helena is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, and contemplate the long history of Reeder's Alley.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helena road trip planner.

Seattle to Helena is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Helena when traveling from Seattle in October, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Butte.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol
Montana Historical Society Museum ©
Montana Historical Society Museum

3
nights
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Deer Lodge (Grant-Kohrs Ranch & Old Montana Prison Complex). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of World Museum of Mining, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits, examine the collection at MBMG Mineral Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Butte online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to Butte takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Butte when traveling from Helena in October, with lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Virginia City.

Things to do in Butte

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining
Berkeley Pit ©
Berkeley Pit
MBMG Mineral Museum ©
MBMG Mineral Museum

1
night
Virginia City

Virginia City
Virginia City is a town in and the county seat of Madison County, Montana, United States. On the 7th (Wed), walk around Ennis Lion's Club Park, sample the fine beverages at Willies Distillery, then steep yourself in history at Virginia City National Historic Landmark, and finally get engrossed in the history at J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Virginia City online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Butte to Virginia City in 1.5 hours. In October in Virginia City, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dillon.

Things to do in Virginia City

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Willies Distillery ©
Willies Distillery
Ennis Lion's Club Park ©
Ennis Lion's Club Park

1
night
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Beaverhead County Museum, see a world frozen in time at Bannack State Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Dillon Visitor Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dillon trip planner.

Getting from Virginia City to Dillon by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October in Dillon, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Dillon

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beaverhead County Museum ©
Beaverhead County Museum
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park

2
nights
Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Philipsburg Brewing Company, then stop by The Sweet Palace, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Granite County Museum, then stroll around Winninghoff Park, and then see a world frozen in time at Granite Ghost Town State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Philipsburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dillon to Philipsburg takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Philipsburg when traveling from Dillon in October, with lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Granite Ghost Town State Park ©
Granite Ghost Town State Park
The Sweet Palace ©
The Sweet Palace
Philipsburg Brewing Company ©
Philipsburg Brewing Company

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