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

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: stroll around Garden of the Gods, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner .

Seattle to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time 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
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

3
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): 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. Here are some ideas for day two: trek 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 photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Manitou Springs road trip planning app .

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. July in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

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
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

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