7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

7 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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

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: walk around Garden of the Gods, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel route planner.

Seattle to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
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.
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Manitou Springs Incline, then have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Manitou Springs trip itinerary builder.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In July, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. 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 · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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