59 days in Alabama & California Itinerary

59 days in Alabama & California Itinerary

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Huntsville
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Birmingham
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Montgomery
— 5 nights
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Gulf Shores
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Mobile
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San Diego
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
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Napa
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights

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Huntsville

Huntsville ©

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Beehive Bathhouse (in Hartselle), Historic Mooresville (in Mooresville) and Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives (in Athens). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, don't miss a visit to Independent Musical Productions, get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and see the interesting displays at Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville trip builder tool.

San Francisco to Huntsville is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Huntsville is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect Huntsville to be slightly colder, temps between 48°F and 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Birmingham

Birmingham ©

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail (in Anniston), Evelyn Burrow Museum (in Hanceville) and American Village Citizenship Trust (in Montevallo). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at Locked In: The Birmingham Escape Game, examine the collection at Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum, don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip builder website.

Drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Explore Montgomery's surroundings by going to Tuskegee Human &Civil Rights Multicultural Center (in Tuskegee), Auburn (Toomer's Corner & Kreher Preserve & Nature Center) and Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail (in Dadeville). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, ponder the design of Court Square Fountain, contemplate the long history of The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Montgomery trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

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Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 17th (Sun), hike along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, then kick back and relax at Orange Beach Waterfront Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at Hummingbird Zipline Course, and finally stop by Pepper Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Foley Railroad Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum, then shop like a local with Pottery Central World Headquarters, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Beach Brewing Company.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Gulf Shores takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Montgomery in January since evenings lows in Gulf Shores dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Mobile

Mobile ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Fairhope (Fairhope Museum & Fairhope Avenue) and Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear).

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mobile day trip planner.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Mobile in 1.5 hours. January in Mobile sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games

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Specialty Museum
Mobile Carnival Museum
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Fairhope Avenue
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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately Encinitas away. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning tool.

Fly from Mobile to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mobile to San Diego. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mobile in January; daily highs in San Diego reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

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Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
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Playground
Balboa Park
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 30th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and wander the streets of Montana Avenue.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder site.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
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Disney Park / Activity
Disney California Adventure Park
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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Barbara: Tap It Brewing Company (in San Luis Obispo), 246 Wine & Brew Tours (in Lompoc) and Margarita Adventures (in Santa Margarita). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, add some adventure to your tour with Central Coast Kayaks, learn about winemaking at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, and have fun at The Santa Barbara Art Foundry.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara sightseeing website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Barbara, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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Napa

Napa ©

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Get out of town with these interesting Napa side-trips: VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Healdsburg (Williamson Wines Tasting Room, Sapphire Hill Winery, &more) and Jack London State Historic Park (in Glen Ellen). There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, do a tasting at Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery, admire the masterpieces at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, and make a trip to Sonoma Barracks.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa vacation planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Napa in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect slightly colder evenings in Napa when traveling from Santa Barbara in February, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Historic Walking Area
Jack London State Historic Park
4.8

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder site.

Getting from Napa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Napa in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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Alcatraz Island
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in February, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (48°F), and nights are cooler (18°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Waterfall
Vernal Fall
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Geologic Formation
El Capitan
4.9

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