5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County tour planner

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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.
When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Cañon City, approximately Cañon City away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, take an in-depth tour of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, and admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs journey planner.

Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Colorado Springs. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Adventure

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and then stop by Manitou Cliff Dwellings. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs day trip planning app.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

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