5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County trip planner
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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy and then walk around Garden of the Gods. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Outdoors
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Manitou Springs — 3 nights

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manitou Springs Incline and then don't miss a visit to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manitou Springs day trip planning app.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In May in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 38°F at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Trails · Adventure · Theme Parks
Side Trips
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