7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bakersfield
Fly + Drive:  6 h
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
2
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Bakersfield

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online attractions planner.

Bakersfield to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bakersfield to Colorado Springs is 1 hour. In August, Colorado Springs is little chillier than Bakersfield - with highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

3
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Venture out of the city with trips to Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor), Skyline Drive (in Canon City) and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc, explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, and explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

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

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Skyline Drive, 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
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

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