3 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County itinerary planner

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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 Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planning site.

Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

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Manitou Springs

— 1 night
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 Arcade Amusements, Inc, Mueller State Park and Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park, tour in style with Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway, have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc, then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and finally make a trip to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs route app.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In September, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

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