33 days in Missoula & Elgin Itinerary

33 days in Missoula & Elgin Itinerary

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33 days in Missoula & Elgin Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Missoula
— 16 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Elgin
— 16 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Chicago

16
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Missoula: Philipsburg (Philipsburg Brewing Company & Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine), Seeley Lake Nordic Trails (in Seeley Lake) and National Bison Range (in Moiese). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at A Carousel for Missoula, let the kids burn off some steam at Dragon Hollow Play Area, identify plant and animal life at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and examine the collection at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center.

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Chicago to Missoula is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Missoula, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in September: high temperatures in Missoula hover around 72°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Elgin.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Deer Lodge, Helena, Butte, Philipsburg, Flathead Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Garnet Ghost Town ©
Garnet Ghost Town
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

16
nights
Elgin

Elgin ©
Elgin is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of the U.S. Explore Elgin's surroundings by going to Volo (Volo Antique Malls & Volo Auto Museum), Wheaton (Cantigny Park & First Division Museum at Cantigny) and Six Flags Great America (in Gurnee). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, get your game on at LEGOLAND Discovery Center, explore and take pictures at Chicago Botanic Garden, and gain insight at Rotary Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Elgin journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Missoula to Elgin. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Missoula in September, Elgin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Elgin

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Geneva, Kenosha, Rockford, Saint Charles, Schaumburg
Highlights from your plan
Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Chicago Botanic Garden ©
Chicago Botanic Garden
Six Flags Great America ©
Six Flags Great America

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