7 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Montana vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helena
— 1 night
Drive
2
Butte
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Dillon
— 1 night
Drive
4
Philipsburg
— 1 night
Drive to Missoula International Airport, Fly to Seattle

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Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see what you can catch with Montana Fishing Outfitters and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Montana Historical Society Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gates of the Mountains, and then get a sense of history and politics at Montana State Capitol.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helena travel route planning app.

Seattle to Helena is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Helena is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helena: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Butte.

Things to do in Helena

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Butte

— 3 nights
Butte is a city in, and the county seat of Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Butte: Deer Lodge (Yesterday's Playthings, Old Montana Prison Complex, &more). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at World Museum of Mining, take in nature's colorful creations at Old Lexington Stamp Mill and Gardens, contemplate the long history of Copper King Mansion, and take some stellar pictures from Berkeley Pit.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Butte trip maker.

You can drive from Helena to Butte in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helena in July; daily highs in Butte reach 82°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dillon.

Things to do in Butte

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Dillon

— 1 night
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get advice or help at Dillon Visitor Center, then see a world frozen in time at Bannack State Park, and then stroll around Clark's Lookout State Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dillon trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Butte to Dillon takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Dillon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Philipsburg

— 1 night
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for gifts at The Sweet Palace, then sample the tasty concoctions at Philipsburg Brewing Company, then go deep underground at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, and finally walk around Winninghoff Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Philipsburg trip builder website.

You can drive from Dillon to Philipsburg in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Philipsburg can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Shopping · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries