6 days in Colorado Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Palisade
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Telluride
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire the natural beauty at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary builder site .

Minneapolis to Denver is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Minneapolis in September since evenings lows in Denver dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

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nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
On the 20th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. On the next day, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then explore and take pictures at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Denver to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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Palisade

Palisade ©
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), wander the streets of Downtown Grand Junction and then explore the stunning scenery at Colorado National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, do a tasting at Hermosa Vineyards, do a tasting at Maison la Belle Vie Winery, then learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, and finally appreciate the history behind Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Palisade online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Colorado Springs to Palisade in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Telluride.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fruita, Downtown Grand Junction
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Maison la Belle Vie Winery ©
Maison la Belle Vie Winery
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room ©

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Telluride

Telluride ©
The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. On the 24th (Tue), wander the streets of Town Park and then admire the sheer force of Bear Creek Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Telluride travel app .

Traveling by car from Palisade to Telluride takes 3 hours. Traveling from Palisade in September, things will get slightly colder in Telluride: highs are around 66°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Telluride

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls

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