10 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

10 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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10 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  26 h
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Chennai

Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Manitou Cliff Dwellings, contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, and have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs vacation planner .

Chennai, India to Manitou Springs is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Chennai to Manitou Springs, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chennai in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Manitou Springs: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

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.
When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see Skyline Drive in Canon City, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, take a stroll through Old Colorado City, gain insight at United States Air Force Academy, and look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs road trip planning tool .

Colorado Springs is very close to Manitou Springs. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Skyline Drive
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy