8 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

8 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Cañon City (The Abbey Events Complex, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Las Vegas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Manitou Springs

— 2 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manitou Springs attractions planner.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In July, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip