6 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado attractions planner

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
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Cañon City
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
You've now added Garden of the Gods to your itinerary. On the 13th (Thu), stroll around Garden of the Gods and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip site.

Peoria to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Peoria to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Peoria in May, expect Colorado Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

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 Commonwheel Artists Co-op as well as Navajo Gallery & Gifts. On the next day, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then view the masterpieces at Navajo Gallery & Gifts, and finally view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs online tour planner.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cañon City road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Manitou Springs to Cañon City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manitou Springs in May; daily highs in Cañon City reach 72°F and lows reach 46°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 15 — 16: