6 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

6 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

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Helena
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Butte
— 2 nights
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Dillon
— 1 night
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Philipsburg
— 1 night

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. On the 25th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Gates of the Mountains, and then ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helena trip planner.

Houston to Helena is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Helena is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in August, plan for little chillier days in Helena, with highs around 86°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Butte.

Things to do in Helena

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol

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Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get great views at Berkeley Pit, then steep yourself in history at World Museum of Mining, then take in nature's colorful creations at Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, steep yourself in history at Grant-Kohrs Ranch, then see the interesting displays at Old Montana Prison Complex, then examine the collection at Yesterday's Playthings, and finally tee off at Old Works.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Butte trip planner.

Getting from Helena to Butte by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Helena in August, things will get a bit cooler in Butte: highs are around 80°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dillon.

Things to do in Butte

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining
Berkeley Pit ©
Berkeley Pit
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook ©
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook

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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 29th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Dillon Visitor Center, see a world frozen in time at Bannack State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Clark's Lookout State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dillon road trip planner.

Drive from Butte to Dillon in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Dillon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
Clark's Lookout State Park ©
Clark's Lookout State Park

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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 30th (Sun): look for gifts at Philipsburg Treasures and Gift and then go deep underground at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Philipsburg online route planner.

Traveling by car from Dillon to Philipsburg takes 2 hours. In August in Philipsburg, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Philipsburg Treasures and Gift ©
Philipsburg Treasures and Gift
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine ©
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine