8 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

8 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Montana planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Bozeman, Drive to Helena
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Helena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Butte
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dillon
— 1 night
Drive
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Philipsburg
— 1 night
Drive to Missoula International Airport, Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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Helena

— 3 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Take a break from the city and head to Gates of the Mountains and Mount Helena. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of St. Helena and Last Chance Gulch. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, and cast your line with Montana Fishing Outfitters.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helena trip builder site.

Atlanta to Helena is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Helena due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Helena, with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Butte.

Things to do in Helena

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Butte

— 2 nights
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, then steep yourself in history at World Museum of Mining, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Muddy Creek Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Old Works, then sample the tasty concoctions at Elk Ridge Brewing Company, then see the interesting displays at Old Montana Prison Complex, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Grant-Kohrs Ranch.

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

Getting from Helena to Butte by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Helena in August, things will get slightly colder in Butte: highs are around 80°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dillon.

Things to do in Butte

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dillon

— 1 night
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Beaverhead County Museum, then see a world frozen in time at Bannack State Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Dillon Visitor Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dillon trip planner.

Getting from Butte to Dillon by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Dillon can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Dillon

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Philipsburg

— 1 night
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stop by Montana Gems of Philipsburg and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Philipsburg Brewing Company.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Philipsburg trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dillon to Philipsburg in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 44°F. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping