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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1
Huntsville
— 1 day
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights

1
day
Huntsville

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

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville day trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Huntsville. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: stroll around Balboa Park, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and stroll through La Jolla Cove.

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You can fly from Huntsville to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in May, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 1st (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along North Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram, bus, and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect cooler with lows of °F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car 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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