5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to The Eastern Iowa Airport

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Colorado Springs

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Cañon City (Skyline Drive & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, gain insight at United States Air Force Academy, and admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip builder website.

Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Cedar Rapids to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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 1st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, then cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manitou Springs journey planning website.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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