5 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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5 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  8​h
1
Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs holiday maker tool .

Philadelphia to Manitou Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Manitou Springs due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Philadelphia in July: high temperatures in Manitou Springs hover around 82°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Commonwheel Artists Co-op ©
Commonwheel Artists Co-op

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): walk around Garden of the Gods and then take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and finally expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary planner .

Colorado Springs is just a stone's throw from Manitou Springs. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Trails Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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