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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs trip builder tool .

Houston to Manitou Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Manitou Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in October, things will get colder in Manitou Springs: highs are around 64°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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, see the interesting displays at Old Colorado City History Center, hike along Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary tool .

Colorado Springs is just a stone's throw from Manitou Springs. In October, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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

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