8 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County trip planner

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 4 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and Skyline Drive. There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs vacation planning tool.

Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kansas City to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. August in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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Manitou Springs

— 3 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Get in touch with nature at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Manitou Springs Incline. Take a break from Manitou Springs with a short trip to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Manitou Springs itinerary planner.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In August, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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