16 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

16 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Montana itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Gallatin Field, Drive to Ennis
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Ennis
— 1 night
Drive
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Dillon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Butte
— 4 nights
Drive
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Philipsburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Helena
— 7 nights
Drive to Great Falls International Airport, Fly to Moline

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Ennis

— 1 night
Ennis is a town in Madison County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): hike along Spirit of the North Sled Dog Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Boothill Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Virginia City National Historic Landmark, and finally sample the fine beverages at Willies Distillery.

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Moline to Ennis is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Moline in June; daily highs in Ennis reach 76°F and lows reach 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dillon.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Dillon

— 2 nights
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for gifts at The Bookstore, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park, and then explore the activities along Beaverhead River. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Beaverhead County Museum, take an in-depth tour of Dillon Visitor Center, and then walk around Clark's Lookout State Park.

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You can drive from Ennis to Dillon in 1.5 hours. In June in Dillon, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Butte.

Things to do in Dillon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Butte

— 4 nights
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Old Works and Georgetown Lake. Get some historical perspective at World Museum of Mining and Grant-Kohrs Ranch. Get out of town with these interesting Butte side-trips: Deer Lodge (Yesterday's Playthings, Montana Auto Museum, &more) and Lost Creek State Park (in Anaconda). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at MBMG Mineral Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Headframe Spirits, browse the collection at Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, and contemplate the long history of Clark Chateau.

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Drive from Dillon to Butte in 1.5 hours. In June in Butte, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Butte

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Philipsburg

— 1 night
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Granite Ghost Town State Park, then go deep underground at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, then look for gifts at Montana Gems of Philipsburg, and finally take an in-depth tour of Granite County Museum.

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Getting from Butte to Philipsburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Philipsburg are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helena.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Helena

— 7 nights
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Archie Bray Foundation and Cathedral of St. Helena. Get in touch with nature at Gates of the Mountains and Montana Fishing Outfitters. Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Helena National Forest. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Original Governor's Mansion, sample the tasty concoctions at Ten Mile Creek Brewery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Helena, and get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum.

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Drive from Philipsburg to Helena in 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Philipsburg in June: high temperatures in Helena hover around 79°F and lows are around 50°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helena

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries