6 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

6 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and Manitou Springs Incline. Explore Manitou Springs' surroundings by going to Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs road trip planning site.

Austin to Manitou Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin to Manitou Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in December, with highs in Manitou Springs at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, 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
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

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.
Attractions like Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and National Museum of World War II Aviation make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, engage your brain at Expanding Minds Unlimited - The Colorado Springs Children's Museum, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs route planner.

Colorado Springs is very close to Manitou Springs. In December, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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