5 days in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado attractions planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Woodland Park
— 1 night
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

— 2 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and Skyline Drive. And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and gain insight at United States Air Force Academy.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip builder app.

San Antonio to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from San Antonio in October, expect Colorado Springs to be cooler, temps between 67°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Woodland Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Woodland Park

— 1 night
The City of Woodland Park is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Teller County, Colorado, United States and is immediately west of El Paso County and the unincorporated community of Crystola. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll around Red Rocks Group Campground and then surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Woodland Park vacation planner.

Woodland Park is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In October, daily temperatures in Woodland Park can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Woodland Park

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · 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 7th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs journey planning tool.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Woodland Park. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7: