8 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

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

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Helena

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Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Helena is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, enjoy some diversion at Great Northern Carousel, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helena trip maker.

Seattle to Helena is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Helena. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in November; daily highs in Helena reach 43°F and lows reach 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Butte.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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Government Building
Montana State Capitol
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Mountain
Mount Helena
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Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Deer Lodge (Powell County Museum & Arts Foundation, Old Montana Prison Complex, &more). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Berkeley Pit, contemplate the long history of Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, get engrossed in the history at World Museum of Mining, and explore the galleries of Copper King Mansion.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Butte trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Helena to Butte in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Helena in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Butte, with lows of 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dillon.

Things to do in Butte

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

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Historic Site
World Museum of Mining
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Lookout
Berkeley Pit
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Distillery
Headframe Spirits
4.8

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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 28th (Sat): walk around Clark's Lookout State Park, see a world frozen in time at Bannack State Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Dillon Visitor Center.

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Traveling by car from Butte to Dillon takes 1.5 hours. In November in Dillon, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Dillon

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Ghost Town
Bannack State Park
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Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. On the 29th (Sun), sample the tasty concoctions at Philipsburg Brewing Company, look for gifts at Philipsburg Treasures and Gift, stroll around Winninghoff Park, then get engrossed in the history at Granite County Museum, and finally go deep underground at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine.

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Traveling by car from Dillon to Philipsburg takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Philipsburg when traveling from Dillon in November, with lows around 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
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