6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Telluride
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ouray
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Palisade
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Minneapolis

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get outside with Telluride Outside. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of New Sheridan Hotel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Creek Falls, and then trek along Last Dollar Road.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Telluride trip tool .

Minneapolis to Telluride is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Telluride is minus 1 hour. In September, Telluride is little chillier than Minneapolis - with highs of 66°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Telluride

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Last Dollar Road
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Bear Creek Falls ©
Bear Creek Falls
New Sheridan Hotel ©
New Sheridan Hotel
Telluride Outside ©
Telluride Outside

1
night
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Little Medano Creek and then explore the fascinating landscape at High Dune Trail.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Telluride to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Telluride in September: highs in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ouray.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Nature Parks Outdoors
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High Dune Trail ©
High Dune Trail

1
night
Ouray

Ouray ©
Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Falls Park, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then hike along Perimeter Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ouray using our trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Ouray. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in September, expect nights in Ouray to be a bit warmer, around 45°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Palisade.

Things to do in Ouray

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Spas
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Cascade Falls Park ©
Cascade Falls Park
Perimeter Trail ©
Perimeter Trail
Spas

2
nights
Palisade

Palisade ©
Palisade is a Statutory Town in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, learn about winemaking at Hermosa Vineyards, do a tasting at Red Fox Cellars, then do a tasting at Meadery of the Rockies, and finally do a tasting at Maison la Belle Vie Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Colorado National Monument and then do a tasting at Two Rivers Winery.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Palisade sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Ouray to Palisade in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ouray in September, with highs in Palisade at 81°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palisade

Wineries Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Colorado National Monument, Two Rivers Winery
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Hermosa Vineyards ©
Hermosa Vineyards
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room ©

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