From Manchester, it's approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the south to Cedar Rapids - Iowa City and 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the south to Iowa City.
Traveling through this region should be an adventure, so set aside some time to go on a little road trip and visit a few of the other villages, towns and cities in the vicinity of Manchester. Dyersville, is 18 miles (29 kilometers) to the west. Here you can enjoy the National Farm Toy Museum and Basilica of St. Francis Xavier.
Cedar Rapids is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Manchester. This regional center has a number of interesting things to do and see, including Cedar Rapids Ice Arena, Rockwell Collins and African American Museum of Iowa. Ensure you don't return to Manchester until you've spent a little time at Cedar Rapids' Paramount Theatre, Czech Village and Ushers Ferry Historic Village.
The Northeast Iowa area boasts a range of laid-back pursuits. Spend the day picnicking or camping and leave your worries behind. The area around Manchester offers plenty of activities for visitors who love water. Boating and swimming are both popular water-based activities here.
The nearest major airport, Dubuque Regional Airport, is located in Dubuque, 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the east of Manchester, which is handy to remember when booking your vacation.