3 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs

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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 30th (Fri), learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, stroll around Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker.

Los Angeles to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 33°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Manitou Springs

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Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum and then explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs route builder.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In May in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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