5 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs trip website.

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 cooler 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 Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner.

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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