5 days in Alabama Itinerary

5 days in Alabama Itinerary

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5 days in Alabama Itinerary

Birmingham
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Birmingham

1
day
Birmingham

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 9th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Mountain State Park, then admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, and then admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham vacation builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Birmingham. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Oak Mountain State Park
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Oak Mountain State Park
Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

2
days
Montgomery

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and then have fun at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center, ponder the world of politics at Alabama State Capitol, and then steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Montgomery travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Birmingham in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Montgomery: highs are around 64°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Civil Rights Memorial Center

2
days
Mobile

Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, then contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and then get curious at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier, then don't miss a visit to Fairhope Avenue, then see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Dauphin Street.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mobile trip planner.

Drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in December, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Fairhope
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Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines
Fairhope Municipal Pier

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