4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County sightseeing planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, and take an in-depth tour of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online journey maker.

Los Angeles to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Colorado Springs reach 45°F and lows reach 18°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Manitou Springs

— 1 night
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs travel route app.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. December in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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