7 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

7 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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7 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Miami

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the next day, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then take an in-depth tour of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manitou Springs day trip planner .

Miami to Manitou Springs is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In December, Manitou Springs is cooler than Miami - with highs of 43°F and lows of 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Trails Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

4
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, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs sightseeing planner.

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. In December, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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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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