9 days in Spokane, Missoula & Helena Itinerary

9 days in Spokane, Missoula & Helena Itinerary

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9 days in Spokane, Missoula & Helena Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  9​h
1
Spokane
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Missoula
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helena
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Detroit

3
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Get out of town with these interesting Spokane side-trips: Coeur d'Alene (Coeur d'Alene Lake, Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, & more) and Silverwood Theme Park (in Athol). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Manito Park, admire the sheer force of Spokane Falls, stroll around Riverfront Park, and ride a horse along Centennial Trail.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Spokane day trip planning tool .

Detroit to Spokane is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Detroit in June since evenings lows in Spokane dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Missoula.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene, Silverwood Theme Park
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Manito Park ©
Manito Park
Coeur d'Alene Lake ©
Coeur d'Alene Lake
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park

2
nights
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, then get in on the family fun at A Carousel for Missoula, and then stroll through Jacob Island Dog Park. On the next day, let little ones run wild at McCormick Park, then see the interesting displays at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Missoula online itinerary planner .

Getting from Spokane to Missoula by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Spokane to Missoula due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Spokane in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Missoula, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Missoula

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation ©
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
A Carousel for Missoula ©
A Carousel for Missoula
Jacob Island Dog Park ©
Jacob Island Dog Park

3
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol, take in the exciting artwork at Archie Bray Foundation, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, then take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena and then steep yourself in history at World Museum of Mining.

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You can drive from Missoula to Helena in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helena

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

World Museum of Mining
Highlights from your plan
Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol

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