5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Start: Washington
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Washington

2
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning tool .

Washington to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington in June, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs trip planning site .

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc

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