5 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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5 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
night
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 17th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Manitou Springs online travel route builder .

Houston to Manitou Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Manitou Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in January, expect Manitou Springs to be cooler, temps between 43°F and 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

3
nights
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online holiday planner .

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Trails
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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