8 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

8 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights

2
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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Step out of Manitou Springs to go to Cripple Creek and see Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, and have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs trip planning site.

South Bend to Manitou Springs is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from South Bend to Manitou Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from South Bend in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Manitou Springs, with lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Outdoors 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
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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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Canon City (Skyline Drive & Museum of Colorado Prisons). There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, and admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs travel route planner.

Colorado Springs is very close to Manitou Springs. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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