4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County trip itinerary planner

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Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
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Colorado Springs

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, then meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs route tool.

On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Shopping
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Manitou Springs

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Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manitou Springs tour builder tool.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In May in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Trails
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