5 days in Butte & Carlsbad Itinerary

5 days in Butte & Carlsbad Itinerary

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5 days in Butte & Carlsbad Itinerary

Start: Missoula
Drive:  2​h
1
Butte
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Carlsbad
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Missoula

1
night
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Headframe Spirits, steep yourself in history at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, and then contemplate the long history of World Museum of Mining. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Our Lady of the Rockies and then take in panoramic vistas at Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Butte road trip app .

Missoula to Butte is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Missoula in April: high temperatures in Butte hover around 52°F and lows are around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Butte

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums
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Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives ©
Headframe Spirits ©
Headframe Spirits
World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining

3
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Kids will appreciate attractions like LEGOLAND California and South Carlsbad State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carlsbad: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch and see the interesting displays at Oceanside Museum of Art.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carlsbad trip itinerary maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Butte to Carlsbad. Traveling from Butte to Carlsbad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Butte in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Carlsbad, with highs around 72°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 50°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Oceanside Museum of Art
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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