5 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

5 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

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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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip site.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): 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. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs journey maker tool.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In October, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

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