49 days in Alabama Itinerary

49 days in Alabama Itinerary

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49 days in Alabama Itinerary

Milan
Fly:  18​h
Fairhope
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Summerdale
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Mobile
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Orange Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Montgomery
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Auburn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Fort Payne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Huntsville
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cullman
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Birmingham
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Milan

2
days
Fairhope

Fairhope ©
Fairhope is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States, on a sloping plateau, along the cliffs and shoreline of Mobile Bay. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Weeks Bay Reserve and then sample the tasty concoctions at Fairhope Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Windmill Market, then tee off at Lakewood Golf Club, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fairhope driving holiday planner .

Milan, Italy to Fairhope is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Milan to Fairhope. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milan in April: high temperatures in Fairhope hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Fairhope

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Lakewood Golf Club
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Weeks Bay Reserve ©
Weeks Bay Reserve
Windmill Market ©
Windmill Market
Fairhope Brewing Company ©
Fairhope Brewing Company

1
day
Summerdale

Summerdale ©
Summerdale is a rural town in south-central Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Alligator Alley has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Alligator Alley, stop by Burris Farm Market, and then enjoy some friendly competition at The Gulf Bowl.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Summerdale trip itinerary website .

Summerdale is just a short distance from Fairhope. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Summerdale

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Burris Farm Market, The Gulf Bowl
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Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley
Burris Farm Market ©
Burris Farm Market
The Gulf Bowl ©
The Gulf Bowl

6
days
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Shearwater Pottery and Church Street Historic District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Biloxi Beach and Grand Bear Golf Course. Explore Mobile's surroundings by going to The Preserve Golf Club (in Vancleave), Biloxi (Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum & Beau Rivage Casino) and Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge (in Gautier). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Richards DAR House Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mobile Bay, admire the majestic nature at Historic Blakeley State Park, and look for gifts at A & M Peanut Shop.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mobile day trip planner .

Drive from Summerdale to Mobile in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Mobile are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Mobile

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Golf

Side Trips

Biloxi, Historic Blakeley State Park, The Preserve Golf Club, Grand Bear Golf Course, Shearwater Pottery
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Grand Bear Golf Course ©
Grand Bear Golf Course
The Preserve Golf Club ©
The Preserve Golf Club

3
days
Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island ©
Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama (U.S.), on a barrier island also named Dauphin Island (split by the Katrina Cut), at the Gulf of Mexico. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Indian Shell Mound Park. Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Fort Gaines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium and Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dauphin Island Public Beach, head outdoors with Action Outdoors, and play a few rounds at Isle Dauphine Golf Club.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dauphin Island vacation app .

You can drive from Mobile to Dauphin Island in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
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Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines
Action Outdoors ©
Action Outdoors

5
days
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Destin History & Fishing Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Crystal Sands Beach and Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier. Get out of town with these interesting Orange Beach side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Destin) and Pensacola Beach (Pensacola Beach & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). The adventure continues: hike along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, stop by Chocolate Corner, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Orange Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Orange Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Destin, Pensacola Beach, Gulf Shores, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
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Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier ©
Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

7
days
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Priester's Pecans and Durbin Farms Market. Get some historical perspective at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Montgomery: Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum (in Georgiana), Lowndes County Interpretive Center (in Hayneville) and Selma (Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Old Live Oak Cemetery, & more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, stroll through McClelland's Critters Zoo, enjoy some diversion at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex, and browse the exhibits of Alabama State Capitol.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Montgomery trip itinerary site .

Getting from Orange Beach to Montgomery by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In May, daytime highs in Montgomery are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Montgomery

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Selma, Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum, Prattville Pickers, McClelland's Critters Zoo, Lowndes County Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park ©
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum

3
days
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wild Animal Safari and Shorter Mansion. Get some historical perspective at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and Fendall Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Auburn: Columbus (National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center & Lunch Box Museum).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Auburn tour builder app .

You can drive from Montgomery to Auburn in an hour. In May in Auburn, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Auburn

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Eufaula, Columbus, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Wild Animal Safari
Highlights from your plan
Wild Animal Safari ©
Wild Animal Safari
Shorter Mansion ©
Shorter Mansion

3
days
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Signal Point. Get a sense of the local culture at The Georgia Winery and Fort Payne Depot Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Payne: Back Forty Beer Co (in Gadsden) and Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Collinsville Trade Day and identify plant and animal life at Tigers for Tomorrow.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Payne online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Auburn to Fort Payne takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Auburn in May, plan for little chillier nights in Fort Payne, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Back Forty Beer Co, Collinsville Trade Day, The Georgia Winery, Tigers for Tomorrow, Unclaimed Baggage Center
Highlights from your plan
Tigers for Tomorrow ©
Tigers for Tomorrow
The Georgia Winery ©
The Georgia Winery

7
days
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Step off the beaten path and head to George Dickel Distillery and President James K. Polk Home & Museum. Milky Way Farm and Falls Mill will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Huntsville side-trips: Prichard's Distillery (in Kelso), Guntersville State Park (in Guntersville) and Short Springs Natural Area (in Tullahoma). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, see the interesting displays at Cowan Railroad Museum, look for gifts at Lynchburg Hardware and General Store, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tenn South Distillery.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Huntsville trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Fort Payne to Huntsville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Payne in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Huntsville, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Lynchburg, Athens, Tullahoma, Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead, Tenn South Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Short Springs Natural Area ©
Short Springs Natural Area
George Dickel Distillery ©
George Dickel Distillery
President James K. Polk Home & Museum ©

3
days
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the northwestern corner of the state.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). You'll explore and learn at Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center and Indian Mound & Museum. Visit Shiloh National Military Park and Ivy Green for their historical value. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop (in Shiloh) and Corinth (Corinth National Cemetery & The Crossroads Museum). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House and examine the collection at Pope's Tavern.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planning tool .

You can drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cullman.

Things to do in Florence

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Corinth, Shiloh, Ivy Green
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Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House ©

2
days
Cullman

Cullman ©
Cullman is a city in Cullman County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Cullman County Museum, stop by Beehive Bathhouse, and then take a peaceful walk through William Bankhead National Forest. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, then don't miss a visit to Ave Maria Grotto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sportsman Lake Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cullman road trip tool .

You can drive from Florence to Cullman in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Cullman can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Cullman

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

William Bankhead National Forest, Beehive Bathhouse, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Highlights from your plan
William Bankhead National Forest ©
William Bankhead National Forest
Ave Maria Grotto ©
Ave Maria Grotto
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©

6
days
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Southern Museum of Flight and Civil Rights District. Venture out of the city with trips to Ozan Winery & Cellars (in Calera), FarmLinks Golf Course (in Sylacauga) and Rickwood Caverns State Park (in Warrior). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Red Mountain Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Avondale Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Cullman to Birmingham takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Leeds, Ozan Winery & Cellars, FarmLinks Golf Course, Rickwood Caverns State Park, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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