20 days in Medford, California's Central Valley & Alabama Itinerary

20 days in Medford, California's Central Valley & Alabama Itinerary

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20 days in Medford, California's Central Valley & Alabama Itinerary

Start: Florence
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Medford
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Clovis
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Sacramento
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Montgomery
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Florence

3
nights
Medford

Medford ©
Medford is a city in, and county seat of, Jackson County, Oregon, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jacksonville Cemetery and Historic Pinehurst Inn. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medford: Crater Lake National Park (in Crater Lake National Park) and Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint (in Prospect). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Rogue River, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, steep yourself in history at Butte Creek Mill, and look for gifts at Tudor Guild Shop.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Medford online holiday builder .

New York City to Medford is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Medford. Traveling from New York City in September, plan for little chillier nights in Medford, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Clovis.

Things to do in Medford

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ashland, Butte Creek Mill, Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint, Crater Lake National Park, Jacksonville Cemetery
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Rogue River ©
Rogue River
Butte Creek Mill ©
Butte Creek Mill
Jacksonville Cemetery ©
Jacksonville Cemetery

5
nights
Clovis

Clovis ©
Clovis is a city in Fresno County, California, United States. Visit Pioneer Yosemite History Center and St George Greek Orthodox Church for their historical value. Step out of Clovis to go to Wawona and see Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, make a trip to Washburn Point, and stroll the grounds of Yosemite Cemetery.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Clovis trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Medford to Clovis. Traveling from Medford in September, expect Clovis to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Clovis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, Fresno
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
St George Greek Orthodox Church ©
St George Greek Orthodox Church

2
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 28th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Historic Bob Hope Theatre, take an in-depth tour of California State Capitol Museum, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, then admire all the interesting features of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, then stroll the grounds of Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sacramento visit website .

You can drive from Clovis to Sacramento in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Clovis in September since evenings lows in Sacramento dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Sacramento

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Historic Bob Hope Theatre
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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament ©
Historic Bob Hope Theatre ©
Historic Bob Hope Theatre

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Bellingrath Gardens and Home will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Orange Beach), Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Holmes Medical Museum (in Foley). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour of Battleship USS ALABAMA, explore the galleries of Richards DAR House Museum, contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and pause for some serene contemplation at Malbis Memorial Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mobile trip website .

Fly from Sacramento to Mobile in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 72°F in Mobile. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Fort Gaines, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Malbis Memorial Church, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site

3
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Civil Rights Memorial Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Montgomery: Selma (Edmund Pettus Bridge, Brown Chapel AME Church, & more) and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (in Tuskegee Institute). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island, contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Montgomery route planner .

Drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Mobile in October, Montgomery is little chillier at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Selma, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Jackson Lake Island
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Old Live Oak Cemetery ©
Old Live Oak Cemetery

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Get some historical perspective at 16th Street Baptist Church and Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Step out of Birmingham to go to Cullman and see Ave Maria Grotto, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Birmingham Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham online road trip planner .

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Ave Maria Grotto
Highlights from your plan
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©
Ave Maria Grotto ©
Ave Maria Grotto

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