10 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Kids will enjoy Gates of the Mountains and Montana Historical Society Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Helena, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Helena, trot along with Summer Star Ranch, and experience the excitement of Great Northern Carousel.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helena journey builder.

Los Angeles to Helena is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Helena, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Helena is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Butte.

Things to do in Helena

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Great Northern Carousel ©
Great Northern Carousel
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

3
nights
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Butte: Deer Lodge (Yesterday's Playthings, Old Montana Prison Complex, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at World Museum of Mining, tee off at Old Works, contemplate the waterfront views at Georgetown Lake, and admire the natural beauty at Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Butte trip builder site.

You can drive from Helena to Butte in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helena in August; daily highs in Butte reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Dillon.

Things to do in Butte

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Deer Lodge, Anaconda
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World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining
Berkeley Pit ©
Berkeley Pit
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook ©
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook

2
nights
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): walk around Crystal Park, see a world frozen in time at Bannack State Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pioneer Mountain Wilderness Area. Keep things going the next day: walk around Clark's Lookout State Park, thenexamine the collection at Beaverhead County Museum, thenstop by The Bookstore, and finally get advice or help at Dillon Visitor Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dillon trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Butte to Dillon by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Dillon can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Dillon

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Crystal Park
Highlights from your plan
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
Crystal Park ©
Crystal Park
Beaverhead County Museum ©
Beaverhead County Museum

1
night
Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), stop by The Sweet Palace, take an in-depth tour of Granite County Museum, thenstroll around Winninghoff Park, and finally go deep underground at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Philipsburg trip planner.

Getting from Dillon to Philipsburg by car takes about 2 hours. September in Philipsburg sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Sweet Palace ©
The Sweet Palace
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine ©
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine
Granite County Museum ©
Granite County Museum