5 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

5 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pikes Peak Region trip itinerary planner

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
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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.
Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Cañon City--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip builder website.

Charlotte to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in May, things will get little chillier in Colorado Springs: highs are around 68°F and lows about 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Manitou Springs

— 2 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Manitou Cliff Dwellings as well as Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. On the 28th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manitou Springs Incline, and finally tour the old-fashioned way with Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manitou Springs trip planner.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In May, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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