11 days in Alabama Itinerary

11 days in Alabama Itinerary

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11 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Sapporo
Fly:  26​h
1
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Birmingham
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Theodore
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sapporo

2
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then stroll through Big Spring Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntsville driving holiday planner .

Sapporo, Japan to Huntsville is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sapporo to Huntsville due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sapporo in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Huntsville: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Big Spring Park ©
Big Spring Park

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Birmingham Zoo, and then take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip builder app .

Getting from Huntsville to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Birmingham sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Birmingham

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Orange Beach is known for adventure, outdoors, theme parks, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, get in on the family fun at The Wharf, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Birmingham to Orange Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In July in Orange Beach, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Theodore.

Things to do in Orange Beach

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Gulf Shores
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Theodore

Theodore ©
Theodore is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mobile County, Alabama, United States. On the 16th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, look for gifts at Fairhope Roasting Company, then make a trip to Fairhope Avenue, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Battleship USS ALABAMA, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then admire the landmark architecture of Historic Oakleigh House, and finally play a few rounds at Azalea City Golf Course.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Theodore online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Orange Beach to Theodore in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Theodore

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Golf

Side Trips

Mobile, Fairhope
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Historic Oakleigh House ©
Historic Oakleigh House
Azalea City Golf Course ©
Azalea City Golf Course

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