7 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Montana travel route planner

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Fly to Gallatin Field, Drive to Virginia City
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Virginia City
— 1 day
Drive
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Dillon
— 1 night
Drive
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Butte
— 2 nights
Drive
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Philipsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Helena
— 2 nights
Fly

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Virginia City

— 1 day
Virginia City is a town in and the county seat of Madison County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Virginia City National Historic Landmark and then get engrossed in the history at J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Virginia City online trip builder.

New York City to Virginia City is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Virginia City. Plan for colder nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Virginia City dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Dillon.

Things to do in Virginia City

Historic Sites · Museums

Dillon

— 1 night
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Beaverhead County Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bannack State Park, and then get answers to all your questions at Dillon Visitor Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dillon online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Virginia City to Dillon in 1.5 hours. July in Dillon sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Butte.

Things to do in Dillon

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Butte

— 2 nights
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Copper King Mansion, contemplate the long history of World Museum of Mining, then take in nature's colorful creations at Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens, and finally take some stellar pictures from Berkeley Pit. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Elk Ridge Brewing Company, then see the interesting displays at Old Montana Prison Complex, and finally steep yourself in history at Grant-Kohrs Ranch.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Butte holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Dillon to Butte takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Butte

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Philipsburg

— 1 night
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for gifts at The Sweet Palace, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Philipsburg Brewing Company, then go deep underground at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, and finally walk around Winninghoff Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Philipsburg travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Butte to Philipsburg takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Philipsburg are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Shopping · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Helena

— 2 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, and then get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helena visit planner.

You can drive from Philipsburg to Helena in 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Philipsburg in July: high temperatures in Helena hover around 89°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helena

Museums · Nature · Wildlife · Parks