6 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
2
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  8 h 15 min
End: New York City

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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip planning site.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. 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 May, plan for slightly colder nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs trip maker site.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In May in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

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
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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