3 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

3 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Manitou Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  15 min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Denver

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day
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manitou Springs road trip planner.

Denver to Manitou Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Manitou Springs when traveling from Denver in November, with lows around 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, thenwalk around Garden of the Gods, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

Colorado Springs is just a stone's throw from Manitou Springs. In November, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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