4 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

4 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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4 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
1
Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

1
night
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op and then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Manitou Springs day trip site .

Kansas City to Manitou Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Manitou Springs when traveling from Kansas City in November, with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Commonwheel Artists Co-op ©
Commonwheel Artists Co-op

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 10th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then stroll through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain. On the next day, walk around Garden of the Gods, then stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally gain insight at United States Air Force Academy.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip planning site .

Colorado Springs is very close to Manitou Springs. In November, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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