10 days in Huntsville, San Diego & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

10 days in Huntsville, San Diego & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Huntsville, San Diego & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
1
Huntsville
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  25​h
End: Huntsville

1
day
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Land Trust of North Alabama, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monte Sano Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Huntsville. In May in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Huntsville

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Land Trust of North Alabama ©
Land Trust of North Alabama
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: stroll around Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego journey planner .

You can fly from Huntsville to San Diego in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to San Diego is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in May, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (71°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 1st (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, hike along Rim Trail, and don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista.

Discover how to plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from San Diego in May, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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