5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
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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.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Attractions like Garden of the Gods and River Rafting & Tubing make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Cañon City and see The Gold Mine Rock Shop, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Indianapolis to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of 56°F. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Outdoors

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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 5th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs trip planner.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In August, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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