3 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Garden City
Drive:  4 h 45 min
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
End: Garden City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then wander the streets of Old Colorado City.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip tool.

Garden City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Garden City to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Garden City in June, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline and then get engrossed in the history at Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To plan Manitou Springs vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. June in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Nature Trails Parks
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Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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