7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
End: Colorado Springs

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, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs attractions planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. In October, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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

3
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Manitou Springs Incline has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, then go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, and then cruise along Skyline Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Manitou Springs trip itinerary maker app .

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. October in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Skyline Drive
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Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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