5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Fly
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for gifts at Focus on the Family Bookstore and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Garden of the Gods, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs sightseeing website.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 28°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs road trip planner.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 24°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

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