17 days in Colorado Itinerary

17 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip maker

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
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Woodland Park
— 3 nights
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Florissant
— 3 nights
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Cripple Creek
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glen Eyrie Castle. Visiting Adventures Out West and Memorial Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Starr Kempf's Metal Sculptures.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs vacation maker app.

Cape Girardeau to Colorado Springs is an approximately 14-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cape Girardeau to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cape Girardeau in August since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Manitou Springs

— 3 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Manitou Cliff Dwellings as well as Miramont Castle Museum. On the 13th (Fri), examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, shop like a local with Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then head outdoors with Adventures Out West, then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and finally cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Barr Trail to Pikes Peak and then relax and rejuvenate at Healing Springs Health Spa.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Manitou Springs vacation planner.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In August, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Woodland Park.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Woodland Park

— 3 nights
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. Colorado Wolf Adventures has been added to your itinerary. Visiting Crystal Falls and Red Rocks Group Campground will get you outdoors. Attractions like Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center and Manitou Park Lake make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Woodland Park trip planner.

Woodland Park is very close to Manitou Springs. In August, daytime highs in Woodland Park are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Florissant.

Things to do in Woodland Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Florissant

— 3 nights
Florissant is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Kids will appreciate attractions like Florissant Fossil Quarry and Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Horsethief Falls.

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Florissant is very close to Woodland Park. In August, Florissant is little chillier than Woodland Park - with highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Florissant

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums

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Cripple Creek

— 3 nights
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cripple Creek District Museum and Mt Pisgah Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: hike along Vindicator Valley Trail, see the interesting displays at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company, and get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum.

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Cripple Creek is just a stone's throw from Florissant. Traveling from Florissant in August, you will find days in Cripple Creek are warmer (89°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (61°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

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Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.