8 days in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park & Manitou Springs Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Woodland Park
— 2 nights
3
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights

3
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Canon City (The Abbey Events Complex, Royal Gorge Helitours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy, take a stroll through Old Colorado City, and admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip planning app.

Cincinnati to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in September, Colorado Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Woodland Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Canon City
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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

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Woodland Park

Woodland Park ©
The City of Woodland Park is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Teller County, Colorado, United States and is immediately west of El Paso County and the unincorporated community of Crystola. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, thendiscover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, and then steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Manitou Park Lake, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then admire all the interesting features of Phantom Canyon Road.

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Woodland Park is very close to Colorado Springs. September in Woodland Park sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Woodland Park

Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Manitou Park Lake ©
Manitou Park Lake
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 8th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manitou Springs trip planner.

Manitou Springs is very close to Woodland Park. In September, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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