15 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

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15 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Ennis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dillon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Butte
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Helena
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Philipsburg
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is a town in Madison County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 25th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Boothill Cemetery and then trek along Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Willies Distillery, then get to know the fascinating history of Virginia City National Historic Landmark, and then take an in-depth tour of J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ennis travel route app .

London, UK to Ennis is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from London in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Ennis, with highs around 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dillon.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Virginia City
Highlights from your plan
Boothill Cemetery ©
Boothill Cemetery
Willies Distillery ©
Willies Distillery

2
nights
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Beaverhead County Museum, then stop by The Bookstore, and then see a world frozen in time at Bannack State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Beaverhead River, immerse yourself in nature at Clark's Lookout State Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Dillon Visitor Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dillon trip builder .

You can drive from Ennis to Dillon in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Dillon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Butte.

Things to do in Dillon

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
Beaverhead County Museum ©
Beaverhead County Museum
Clark's Lookout State Park ©
Clark's Lookout State Park

3
nights
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Grant-Kohrs Ranch and Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at MBMG Mineral Museum and Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Butte: Deer Lodge (Old Montana Prison Complex & Yesterday's Playthings). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at Old Works, explore the activities along Georgetown Lake, sample the fine beverages at Headframe Spirits, and get engrossed in the history at World Museum of Mining.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Butte trip maker app .

Drive from Dillon to Butte in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Butte can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Butte

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Deer Lodge, Anaconda
Highlights from your plan
Grant-Kohrs Ranch ©
Grant-Kohrs Ranch
Old Works ©
Old Works
MBMG Mineral Museum ©
MBMG Mineral Museum

5
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Original Governor's Mansion and Cathedral of St. Helena are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Helena and Lewis & Clark Brewing Company. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Helena National Forest. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Gates of the Mountains, admire the majestic nature at Spring Meadow Lake State Park, view the masterpieces at Archie Bray Foundation, and trek along MacDonald Pass.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helena trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Butte to Helena takes 1.5 hours. In July, Helena is a bit warmer than Butte - with highs of 37°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mount Helena ©
Mount Helena
Helena National Forest ©
Helena National Forest
Original Governor's Mansion ©
Original Governor's Mansion

1
night
Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Granite County Museum, then look for gifts at Montana Gems of Philipsburg, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Granite Ghost Town State Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Philipsburg travel route website .

You can drive from Helena to Philipsburg in 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helena in July: high temperatures in Philipsburg hover around 32°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Granite Ghost Town State Park ©
Granite Ghost Town State Park
Montana Gems of Philipsburg ©
Montana Gems of Philipsburg