4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County journey planner

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Peterson Air & Space Museum and then take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and then explore the galleries of Western Museum of Mining and Industry.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs itinerary planner.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, then stroll around Manitou Springs Memorial Park, and then get reinvigorated at SunWater Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Manitou Springs online route planner.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. October in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Spas · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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