8 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Garden of the Gods and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and explore the historical opulence of Glen Eyrie Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online trip itinerary builder.

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 changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

3
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 8th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs tour builder app.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. July in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Trails Parks

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc

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