4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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 1st (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. On your second day here, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Manitou Springs

— 2 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 3rd (Mon), find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Manitou Springs trip itinerary builder site.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In May in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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