7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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1
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
2
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Penrose Heritage Museum. Popular historic sites such as Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Peterson Air & Space Museum are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Canon City (The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey & Tunnel Drive). There's lots more to do: stroll through Memorial Park, look for gifts at Focus on the Family Bookstore, identify plant and animal life at Bear Creek Nature Center, and trek along Palmer Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip maker site.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs. Traveling from New York City in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 51°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Canon City
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Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 15th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then examine the collection at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs trip itinerary planner.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Highlights from your plan
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum ©
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum

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