17 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

17 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

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Ennis
— 2 nights
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Dillon
— 2 nights
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Butte
— 4 nights
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Helena
— 5 nights
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Philipsburg
— 2 nights

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Ennis

Ennis
Ennis is a town in Madison County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Ennis is known for breweries & distilleries, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Ennis Lion's Club Park, take an in-depth tour of J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Virginia City National Historic Landmark, and explore the activities along Cliff Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ennis day trip planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Ennis is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dublin to Ennis, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ennis when traveling from Dublin in October, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dillon.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Virginia City National Historic Landmark
Virginia City National Historic Landmark
Ennis Lion's Club Park ©
Ennis Lion's Club Park
Willies Distillery ©
Willies Distillery

2
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Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Beaverhead County Museum, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Dillon Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Elkhorn Hot Springs, stroll around Crystal Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Clark's Lookout State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dillon itinerary app.

Drive from Ennis to Dillon in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Dillon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Butte.

Things to do in Dillon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Butte: Deer Lodge (Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Old Montana Prison Complex, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of World Museum of Mining, play a few rounds at Old Works, contemplate the waterfront views at Berkeley Pit, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Butte online route planner.

Traveling by car from Dillon to Butte takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Dillon in October, Butte is little chillier at night with lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Butte

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining
MBMG Mineral Museum ©
MBMG Mineral Museum
Headframe Spirits ©
Headframe Spirits

5
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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: ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, have fun at Great Northern Carousel, sample the tasty concoctions at Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, and contemplate the long history of Reeder's Alley.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helena trip planner.

You can drive from Butte to Helena in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Butte in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Helena, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · 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

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Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions 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. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Granite County Museum, walk around Winninghoff Park, and then see a world frozen in time at Granite Ghost Town State Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Philipsburg day trip planner.

You can drive from Helena to Philipsburg in 2 hours. Traveling from Helena in October, plan for little chillier nights in Philipsburg, with lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
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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