3 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County trip itinerary planner

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Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
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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.
Before you visit Colorado Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Des Moines to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Des Moines in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of 39°F. You'll set off for Colorado Springs on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
On the 18th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip tool.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Manitou Springs

— 1 night
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manitou Springs journey builder app.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In October, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20: