5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
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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 (The Abbey Events Complex, Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, get to know the fascinating history of Glen Eyrie Castle, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and walk around Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs tour itinerary maker website.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for slightly colder days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 45°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 18°F. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
National Museum of World War II Aviation
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the galleries of Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then see Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then don't miss a visit to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs online tour itinerary builder.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. December in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center ©
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

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