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 — 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and River Rafting & Tubing. When in Colorado Springs, make a side trip to see Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Cañon City, approximately Cañon City away. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip planner.

Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in May, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be cooler, around 42°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Manitou Springs — 1 night

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, then take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

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

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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