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: Phoenix
Fly:  4​h
1
Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

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night
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 15th (Mon): get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop and then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manitou Springs trip tool .

Phoenix to Manitou Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in June; daily highs in Manitou Springs reach 80°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

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North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc

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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 17th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, then learn more about the world around you at Expanding Minds Unlimited - The Colorado Springs Children's Museum, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. In June in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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