9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Birmingham

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Plan a Phoenix trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Birmingham to Phoenix is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Phoenix is somewhat warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 106°F and lows of 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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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 14th (Sun), stroll through South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum. Keep things going the next day: hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Redwood National Park by car takes about 18.5 hours. Other options: fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Redwood National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for much colder days in Redwood National Park, with highs around 64°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and then don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Redwood National Park in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 46°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are a bit warmer (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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