11 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 5 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Colorado City and Glen Eyrie Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and Memorial Park. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Cañon City and see River Rafting & Tubing, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and examine the collection at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

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Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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Manitou Springs

— 5 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Old Homestead House Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Mueller State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Manitou Springs: Victor (Victor Lowell Thomas Museum & Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum), Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide) and Cripple Creek (Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine & Mt Pisgah Cemetery). There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs trip planning app.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In September in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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