12 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

12 days in Southwest Montana Itinerary

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Helena
— 4 nights
2
Butte
— 3 nights
3
Dillon
— 2 nights
4
Philipsburg
— 2 nights

4
nights
Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Helena is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Gates of the Mountains, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Helena, sample the tasty concoctions at Blackfoot River Brewing Co, and get engrossed in the history at Montana Historical Society Museum.

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Miami to Helena is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Helena due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Miami in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Helena, with highs around 86°F, while nights are colder with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Butte.

Things to do in Helena

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
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Gates of the Mountains ©
Gates of the Mountains
Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol

3
nights
Butte

Butte ©
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). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at World Museum of Mining, get great views at Berkeley Pit, tee off at Old Works, and examine the collection at MBMG Mineral Museum.

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Getting from Helena to Butte by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Helena in August, expect Butte to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dillon.

Things to do in Butte

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Deer Lodge, Old Works
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World Museum of Mining ©
World Museum of Mining
Berkeley Pit ©
Berkeley Pit
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook ©
Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook

2
nights
Dillon

Dillon ©
Dillon is a city in and the county seat of Beaverhead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Beaverhead County Museum, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bannack State Park, and then walk around Crystal Park. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your bearings at Dillon Visitor Center, then look for gifts at The Bookstore, and then immerse yourself in nature at Clark's Lookout State Park.

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You can drive from Butte to Dillon in 1.5 hours. In September in Dillon, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Dillon

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Crystal Park
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Bannack State Park ©
Bannack State Park
Beaverhead County Museum ©
Beaverhead County Museum
Clark's Lookout State Park ©
Clark's Lookout State Park

2
nights
Philipsburg

Philipsburg ©
Philipsburg is a town in and the county seat of Granite County, Montana, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Granite County Museum, then walk around Winninghoff Park, then go deep underground at Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Philipsburg Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Philipsburg day trip website.

You can drive from Dillon to Philipsburg in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 38°F. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Shopping · Parks · Museums
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The Sweet Palace ©
The Sweet Palace
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine ©
Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine
Philipsburg Brewing Company ©
Philipsburg Brewing Company