8 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

8 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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8 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: South Bend
+3
train + foot + subway + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + subway + foot + train:  6​h 15​min
End: South Bend

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Go for a jaunt from Manitou Springs to Cripple Creek to see Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine about 56 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, have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc, and stroll through Manitou Springs Incline.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs online day trip planner .

South Bend to Manitou Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from South Bend to Manitou Springs. Traveling from South Bend in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Manitou Springs, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Trails Parks

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
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Canon City (Skyline Drive & Museum of Colorado Prisons). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, trek along Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs travel route planner.

Colorado Springs is just a stone's throw from Manitou Springs. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Canon City
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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

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