7 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Montana tour planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Great Falls International Airport, Drive to Helena
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Helena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dillon
— 1 night
Drive
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Butte
— 3 nights
Drive to Missoula International Airport, Fly to Toronto

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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 8th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, then stroll through Gates of the Mountains, and then experience the excitement of Great Northern Carousel. On your second day here, explore the engaging exhibits at ExplorationWorks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, and then take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helena trip itinerary tool.

Toronto, Canada to Helena is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Helena. Traveling from Toronto in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Helena, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Dillon.
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Dillon — 1 night

Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Dillon Visitor Center and then admire the majestic nature at Bannack State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dillon journey maker app.

You can drive from Helena to Dillon in 2.5 hours. September in Dillon sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Butte.
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Butte — 3 nights

Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook and then see the interesting displays at Old Montana Prison Complex. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at World Museum of Mining and then get great views at Berkeley Pit.

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Traveling by car from Dillon to Butte takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Butte can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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