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

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Bring the kids along to Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and Arcade Amusements, Inc. Explore Manitou Springs' surroundings by going to Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, and look for gifts at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs online trip itinerary planner .

Houston to Manitou Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in November, things will get colder in Manitou Springs: highs are around 53°F and lows about 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Battlefield Colorado. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and go for a walk through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online vacation planner .

Colorado Springs is very close to Manitou Springs. In November, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 27°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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