15 days in Gardendale & Derry Itinerary

15 days in Gardendale & Derry Itinerary

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15 days in Gardendale & Derry Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Drive:  30​min
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
— 9 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Birmingham


Gardendale ©
Gardendale is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States and a northern suburb of Birmingham. Take a break from the city and head to Turkey Creek Nature Preserve and Horse Pens 40. Visit Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Easley Covered Bridge for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Gardendale side-trips: Swann Covered Bridge (in Cleveland), Palisades Park (in Oneonta) and Rickwood Caverns State Park (in Warrior). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Gardendale Flea Mall & Antique Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at City Of Clay Cosby Lake Park, make a trip to Train Watching Platform, and head outdoors with Smith Lake RV Resort.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gardendale trip itinerary builder .

Birmingham to Gardendale is an approximately half hour car ride. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Derry.

Things to do in Gardendale

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Oneonta, Pinson, Swann Covered Bridge, Spare Time Entertainment, Horse Pens 40
Highlights from your plan
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©
Rickwood Caverns State Park ©
Rickwood Caverns State Park
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve ©
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve


Derry ©
Derry is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Massabesic Audubon Center and Candia Springs Adventure Park. Popular historic sites such as Robert Frost Farm State Historic Site and Searles Castle are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Derry: Nottingham (Jenness Farm & Pawtuckaway State Park), Candia (Liquid Planet Water Park & Charmingfare Farm) and Kingston State Park (in Kingston). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Zorvino Vineyards, take a peaceful walk through Plaistow Town Forest, and tee off at Four Oaks Golf Course.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Derry road trip website .

Explore your travel options from Gardendale to Derry with the Route module. Traveling from Gardendale to Derry, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Gardendale in June; daily highs in Derry reach 79°F and lows reach 58°F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Derry

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Candia, Nottingham, Windham, Four Oaks Golf Course, Plaistow Town Forest
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Pawtuckaway State Park ©
Pawtuckaway State Park
Zorvino Vineyards ©
Zorvino Vineyards
Massabesic Audubon Center ©
Massabesic Audubon Center