5 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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5 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  6​h
1
Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 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.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs trip planner .

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 when traveling from Kansas City to Manitou Springs is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kansas City in October; daily highs in Manitou Springs reach 64°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado 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

3
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs vacation planner .

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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

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