33 days in Missoula & Elgin Itinerary

33 days in Missoula & Elgin Itinerary

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Missoula
— 16 nights
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Elgin
— 16 nights
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Missoula

— 16 nights
Missoula is a city in the U.S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. Venture out of the city with trips to Seeley Lake Nordic Trails (in Seeley Lake), Philipsburg (Philipsburg Brewing Company & Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine) and National Bison Range (in Moiese). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, stroll through Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, and stroll around Caras Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Missoula journey maker tool.

Chicago to Missoula is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in September: high temperatures in Missoula hover around 72°F and lows are around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Elgin.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Elgin

— 16 nights
Elgin is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Illinois. Venture out of the city with trips to Six Flags Great America (in Gurnee), Wheaton (Cantigny Park & First Division Museum at Cantigny) and Volo (Volo Antique Malls & Volo Auto Museum). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Geneva Lake Shore Path, have some family-friendly fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Center, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., and take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Elgin holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Missoula to Elgin. The time zone difference when traveling from Missoula to Elgin is 1 hour. Traveling from Missoula in September, Elgin is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Elgin

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips