6 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

6 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
2
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Attractions like Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and Manitou Springs Incline make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Manitou Springs' surroundings by going to Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, stop by Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs trip planner.

Houston to Manitou Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Houston in November, with highs in Manitou Springs at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

3
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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.
Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and United States Air Force Academy will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and get a new perspective on nature at Expanding Minds Unlimited - The Colorado Springs Children's Museum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning website.

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. In November, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) 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
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

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