5 Days Manchester Itinerary: Best Places to Visit in Manchester

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Day 1 | Morning

City of Manchester Stadium

Opening Hours: Open on Sun,10:00am-5:00pm;Open on Mon-Sat,9:00am-5:00pm

Ticket Price: 14 GBP

Location: Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF, UK

The English abbreviation of Manchester City Stadium is COMS, also known as Eastland Stadium, Sports City, and later called Etihad Stadium because of the sponsorship of Etihad Airways. It is the fourth largest football stadium in England and the tenth largest stadium in the UK. Football is one of Manchester's themes and an important part of its culture. In addition to the "Red Devils" Manchester United, there is also the "Blue Moon" Manchester City, and Manchester City Stadium is the new home of Manchester City.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Hakimi h: very peaceful and nice air...Manchester my family, it’s in my blood here and after...

Hakimi h: my team...amazing and pro active. be the best in the world football, nice club...

Day 1 | Afternoon

Now we come to another great highlight in the city: National Football Museum.

National Football Museum

Opening Hours: Open on Mon-Thu,Sun,10:00am-5:00pm

Ticket Price: 11 GBP

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 Hours

Location: Urbis Building Cathedral Gardens, Todd St, Manchester , England

Inaugurated in July 2012, the new National Football Museum is a milestone in the development of Manchester football culture. Originally located in Preston, England, the museum has since moved into the Urbis, an iconic building in Manchester, further preserving and expanding its breathtakingly rich collections that document many important moments in British and world football history , has become one of the very high-profile tourist attractions in Manchester city center. The museum has as many as 140,000 football-related objects, artworks and photographs, including the uniforms worn by the players of the 1872 World Cup and the final ball of England's 1966 World Cup. . Also includes many trophies, medals and folk collectibles from the English and Scottish football leagues. The new National Football Museum aims to attract more football fans to promote the heritage of the game by introducing the development of British football to the society. The pavilion incorporates many interactive technology elements of the 21st century, including allowing visitors to test their own speed, reaction, penalty skills and even on-the-spot commentary skills, deepening their understanding of football.

Reviews from Real Guests:

KANA 卡娜仔: It is the national football museum in Manchester:) really good place to visit, highly recommend if this museum that's you will discover lots of things and it's really interesting, outside place is really relaxing, a big piece of grass and leisure activities for children and your pets if you got one. it is chill and clean

Day 1 | Evening

Don’t forget to book The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel in advance, because all the tourists head to National Football Museum love staying at it.

The Edwardian Manchester, A Radisson Collection Hotel

Winner of ‘Leading Hotel of the Year 2019’, The Edwardian Manchester brings redefined five-star luxury to the city’s beautiful Grade II*- listed Free Trade Hall.

Following a recent multi-million-pound redesign, the hotel has been transformed into a lifestyle destination that introduces a new standard of service. Its 263 bedrooms are distinguished by ample space and floor-to-ceiling windows, whilst many of the stunning suites feature sweeping city views, entertaining areas and outdoor space.

Nestled underneath the iconic colonnade is The Spa & Gym, a state-of-the-art wellness retreat in the heart of the city. Natural, tactile oak walls and a menu of mind-resetting ESPA treatments instil pure calm, alongside an expansive aquamarine pool with cabanas, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
Remaining a stage for celebration and entertainment, Peter Street Kitchen captures the essence of the building’s former glory and atmosphere, winning the prestigious “Best Luxury Restaurant” award in 2019 for its exquisite selection of contemporary Japanese and Mexican small plates. In The Library curated by Assouline, a space for relaxed socialising sets the scene for afternoon tea, signature cocktails and a Parisian-inspired menu.
Located in Manchester’s city centre, the hotel provides unparalleled access to Spinningfields business district and the shopping and nightlife of Deansgate.

Day 2 | Morning

Victoria Baths

Ticket Price: 6 GBP

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 Hours

Location: Hathersage Rd, Manchester M13 0FE, UK

Located on Hathersage Road, Victoria Baths has a rich history dating back to 1902. At that time, it not only provided a well-equipped swimming pool and bathroom, but also a comfortable leisure space, which was regarded as the pride of Manchester people and gained the reputation of "WaterPalace". Now open to the public as a historic site, when you visit here, you must not miss the beautiful stained glass, mosaic floors, and various decorations that are carefully selected.

Reviews from Real Guests:

SLOVEK: Britain is a building with a lot of history! Every week I go to different places! The children are super happy

Day 2 | Afternoon

After finishing the tour at Victoria Baths, you can head to Manchester City Football Club, the most worth visiting place around the corner.

Manchester City Football Club

Ticket Price: 25 GBP

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 Hours

Location: Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF

Football is the eternal theme of Manchester. In addition to the "Red Devils" Manchester United, there is also the "Blue Moon" Manchester City. In the former world of red devils, this Blue Moon has suddenly emerged, and the rising star has proved that he cannot be underestimated with his strength. Whenever Manchester City broke out of amazing fighting power, fans would sing "the moon rises in the blue sky". Manchester City Stadium is the new home of Manchester City. It is also known as the Etihad Stadium because it is sponsored by Etihad Airways. It is the fourth largest football stadium in England and can accommodate more than 50,000 people to watch the game together. Whenever Manchester City is playing at home, the crowd of people is quite shocking! Especially in the case of the Manchester City-Manchester United city derby, it is even more crowded!

Day 2 | Evening

Don’t forget to book Kimpton CLOCKTOWER HOTEL in advance, because all the tourists head to Manchester City Football Club love staying at it.

Kimpton CLOCKTOWER HOTEL

Set in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant city centre, the grand Principal Manchester, formerly The Palace Hotel, underwent in 2016 a multi-million pound refurbishment and offers stylish, modern rooms just a minute’s walk from Oxford Road Rail Station and The Palace Theatre. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and the ballroom is the biggest hotel event space in the North of England.
Furnished with elegant decor, all of the 4-star rooms at The Principal include TVs with satellite channels, private bathrooms, and in-room safes. Guests can also make use of hairdryers and tea/coffee-making facilities.
The Principal Manchester is situated on bustling Oxford Road, with Manchester’s huge array of shops within easy walking distance. The MEN Arena is a 20-minute walk, while Old Trafford Stadium is 10 minutes’ drive. Manchester Airport can be reached in 20 minutes’ drive.
Manchester City Centre is a great choice for travellers interested in nightlife, barsand restaurants.
This is our guests' favourite part of Manchester, according to independent reviews.
This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Manchester! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
This property is also rated for the best value in Manchester! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 18 per day.
We speak your language!

Day 3 | Morning

Manchester Jewish Museum

Opening Hours: Open from 10:00am-4:00pm

Ticket Price: 4.5 GBP

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-3 Hours

Location: 190 Cheetham Hill Rd, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8LW, UK

The Manchester Jewish Museum is located in the heart of Manchester's old Jewish quarter. The museum showcases nearly 200 years of Jewish life in Manchester. Since Jews have moved to other parts of Manchester, it is no longer a Jewish quarter.

Reviews from Real Guests:

SLOVEK: Go left to visit! It's super beautiful! Unfortunately, our religion is different! I have to punch in the card to remember.

Day 3 | Afternoon

Having the chance to enjoy the charming Manchester Jewish Museum, Chinatown next to it is another great place that you will never want to miss!

Chinatown

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-4 Hours

Location: Chinatown, Manchester, UK

The area surrounded by Charlotte Street, Portland Street, Oxford Street and Mosley Street is Manchester's Chinatown, which is a relatively concentrated Chinese community in northern England. There are many small shops selling Chinese accessories inside. In addition, in Chinatown, Chinese restaurants can be seen everywhere, of course, the cost of these restaurants is also very high. In Chinatown, there are many small supermarkets run by Chinese people. Now you don't have to worry about finding Chinese condiments and foods. They are all foods shipped from China, such as starch, soy sauce, kitchen knives, and steamers. Commodities can be found here, and many international students living in towns around Manchester will often come here to purchase. The Chinese New Year's Lion Dance is an annual event in Manchester.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Dan Ty: Just few minutes walking away from Britannia Hotel. Beautiful Lunar New Year decor.

SLOVEK: I always go down when I think of Hong Kong! I hope I can solve my homesickness.

Day 3 | Evening

For convenient access to more popular attractions, The Lowry Hotel is the best places.

The Lowry Hotel

The Lowry Hotel is a popular choice amongst travelers in Manchester, whether exploring or just passing through. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. To be found at the hotel are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Enjoy the hotel's recreational facilities, including fitness center, sauna, spa, massage, before retiring to your room for a well-deserved rest. A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service are what you can expect during your stay at The Lowry Hotel.

Day 4 | Morning

Science and Industry Museum

Opening Hours: Open on Wed-Sun,10:00am-5:00pm

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 2.0-3.0 Hours

Location: Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP, United Kingdom

This science and industry museum is located in Castlefield, a Roman castle ruins built 2000 years ago. Although the castle is only left in ruins today, the dilapidated elevated railway, rusted iron bridges and giant warehouses are still preserved. And it was cleverly used to build this museum that integrates the development of modern science and the industrial revolution. The museum exhibits intact steam engines and spinning machines, as well as an old railway station built around 1830, which is quite fascinating. Here one can not only see the old waterwheel used by the paper mill in the 1820s, but also how the beam-type engine works, but also see the improvements made in different eras such as 1864, 1907, 1910, 1929, etc. Types of steam engines and their applications in different fields. Through this kind of traversal along the historical development footprint, visitors can clearly understand how human society has gradually transformed from traditional industries to large machine industries from dependence on animal power, wind power and water power in the development process. The exhibition hall of the "Underground Manchester" theme exhibition is located in the cellar of the original station, showing the development and evolution of the water supply system and public health facilities in Manchester from Roman times to today. One of the Victorian sewers was directly used in the 19th century. Made of bricks from the 1930s. There are also many do-it-yourself projects in the museum, which let people learn more about the industrial process of that era in a vivid way.

Day 4 | Afternoon

After finishing the tour at Science and Industry Museum, you can head to Manchester City Council, the most worth visiting place around the corner.

Manchester City Council

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00, rest on Saturdays and Sundays.

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 1.0-2.0 Hours

Location: Ground Floor, Town Hall Extension, Mount Street Entrance, Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB

One of Manchester's landmarks, the City Hall on the east side of Albert Square, was built in 1877 and expanded in 1938. The imposing Gothic clock tower is often the focus of tourists vying for group photos, and even the torchbearer of the 2012 London Olympics is not exempt. Manchester City Hall can be subdivided into two parts, the old and the new. The popular clock tower belongs to the old City Hall. There are also white marble statues on both sides of the entrance hall, which belong to the great scientists born in Manchester: Dalton (John Dalton and Joule). (James Joule). As for the 9-storey new town hall, it is a purely municipal construction, where the civil servants in important positions in Manchester work every day. In free time, the city hall can also be rented out to become a wedding venue, business meeting room, etc.

Day 4 | Evening

Don’t forget to book Hotel Gotham in advance, because all the tourists head to Manchester City Council love staying at it.

Hotel Gotham

Located in the centre of Manchester, Hotel Gotham is a 3-minute walk from Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre. It offers a rooftop terrace and free WiFi. Serviced by a lift, all rooms and suites are air-conditioned and feature a telephone, a flat-screen TV and facilities for making coffee and tea. The bathroom is complete with free toiletries, slippers and a bath or shower. A hairdryer and bathrobes are also provided. Breakfast is served every morning at Hotel Gotham. Decorated in dark colours, the restaurant has a modern style. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. The hotel is 400 metres from Deansgate, 500 metres from Bridgewater Hall and 500 metres from G-MEX Centre. Manchester Airport is 13 km away. Hotel Gotham offers a valet parking service, at GBP 25 per day.

Day 5 | Morning

Albert Square

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-2 Hours

Location: Albert Square, Manchester M2, UK

The exquisite Albert Square is in the heart of Manchester, with the Town Hall on top. The square was built in memory of Queen Victoria's husband, Albert, with a characteristic and iconic Victorian Gothic building designed by Alfred Waterhouse. There are many buildings around the square, including the library and the Bridgewater Music Hall. Albert Square often becomes the starting point for many walking tourists to visit Manchester. Although it covers a small area, it is located at the throat. And the perennial crowd is like weaving. Every weekend, it will be occupied by commercial activities, music parties and even bazaars, making it very lively.

Day 5 | Afternoon

After finishing the tour at Albert Square, you can head to Gay Village, the most worth visiting place around the corner.

Gay Village

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Ticket Price: Free

Recommended Length of Stay: 20-30 Minutes

Location: Gay Village, Manchester M1, UK

Gay villages generally refer to areas where a large number of gay, bisexual, transgender and other populations live or are active. Manchester's gay village is located in the city center, with Canal Street as the center. The streets are lined with pubs, bars, cafes, shops and clubs. Rainbow flags can be seen everywhere. There is no discrimination here, lively and open. Manchester's Gay Village is also home to many festivals, notably the famous Manchester Pride.

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