5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights


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 13th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online road trip planner.

Saint Louis to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Saint Louis in September: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manitou Springs: Cañon City (River Rafting & Tubing & Royal Gorge Bridge and Park). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, stroll through Manitou Springs Incline, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manitou Springs travel itinerary planner.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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