5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Laredo
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
2
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Laredo

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night
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 13th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs route builder site.

Laredo to Colorado Springs is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Laredo to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Laredo in July, with highs in Colorado Springs at 86°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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

3
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): cruise along Skyline Drive, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then admire the striking features of The Abbey Events Complex. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs driving holiday planner.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In July, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Canon City
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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