3 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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3 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h 15​min
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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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.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery and then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary website .

Washington DC to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, Colorado Springs is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 68°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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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.
On the 10th (Sun), get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manitou Springs travel app .

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In May in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 38°F at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©

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