5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
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Colorado Springs

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and The Broadmoor Seven Falls will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs tour itinerary maker app.

Hays to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Hays in July, expect Colorado Springs to be a bit cooler, temps between 86°F and 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Manitou Springs

— 1 night
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then admire the sheer force of Crystal Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Manitou Springs trip itinerary planner.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In July, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

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