9 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

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9 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

Start: Hailey
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Dillon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Butte
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Helena
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Philipsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Hailey

1
night
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. On the 21st (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pioneer Mountain Wilderness Area and then stop by The Bookstore. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Beaverhead County Museum, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Dillon Visitor Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dillon journey planner.

Hailey to Dillon is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hailey in November since evenings lows in Dillon dip to 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Butte.

Things to do in Dillon

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
Beaverhead County Museum ©
Beaverhead County Museum
The Bookstore ©
The Bookstore

3
nights
Butte

Butte ©
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Butte side-trips: Discovery Ski Area (in Anaconda) and Deer Lodge (Grant-Kohrs Ranch, Old Montana Prison Complex, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at World Museum of Mining, appreciate the history behind Our Lady of the Rockies, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits, and enjoy breathtaking views from Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Butte trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Dillon to Butte by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Dillon in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°F in Butte. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Butte

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deer Lodge, Discovery Ski Area
Highlights from your plan
World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining
Berkeley Pit ©
Berkeley Pit
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook ©
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook

3
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Helena is known for nature, historic sites, museums, breweries & distilleries, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Helena, get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, and hit the slopes at Great Divide Montana Ski Area.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Helena itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Butte to Helena takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Butte in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Helena, with lows of 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Helena

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol

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night
Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. On the 29th (Fri), sample the tasty concoctions at Philipsburg Brewing Company, stop by The Sweet Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Granite County Museum, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Philipsburg trip planning tool .

You can drive from Helena to Philipsburg in 2 hours. Traveling from Helena in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Philipsburg, with lows around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Shopping Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
The Sweet Palace ©
The Sweet Palace
Philipsburg Brewing Company ©
Philipsburg Brewing Company
Granite County Museum ©
Granite County Museum