4 days in Colorado Springs, Monument & Manitou Springs Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Springs, Monument & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
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Drive
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Monument
— 1 night
Drive
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Kearney

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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 28th (Fri): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, and then stop by Old Colorado City.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs itinerary planning tool.

Kearney to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kearney to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kearney in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Monument.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Monument

— 1 night
The Town of Monument is a statutory town situated at the base of the Rampart Range in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): trek along Monument Rock Trail and then look for gifts at Peak Ranch's Alpaca Boutique.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Monument trip planning site.

Monument is very close to Colorado Springs. In May in Monument, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 38°F at night. You'll set off for Manitou Springs on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Monument

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures and then trek along Barr Trail to Pikes Peak. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Manitou Springs trip planning site.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Monument. In May, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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