6 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

6 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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6 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  6​h
1
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Austin

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Family-friendly places like Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and Arcade Amusements, Inc will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manitou Springs: Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek) and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, and stop by Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs planner .

Austin to Manitou Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Manitou Springs is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Austin in December: high temperatures in Manitou Springs hover around 43°F and lows are around 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Trails Nature

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc

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.
Attractions like Garden of the Gods and Expanding Minds Unlimited - The Colorado Springs Children's Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planning site .

Colorado Springs is very close to Manitou Springs. December in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 18°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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