8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Birmingham
Fly:  18​h
Dauphin Island
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Birmingham

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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. Let the collections at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium and The Fort of Colonial Mobile capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Gaines and Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dauphin Island: Mobile (History Museum of Mobile & Mobile Carnival Museum). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, tee off at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, and kick back and relax at Dauphin Island Public Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dauphin Island trip itinerary builder .

Birmingham, UK to Dauphin Island is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Birmingham to Dauphin Island. In October, Dauphin Island is a bit warmer than Birmingham - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Mobile
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Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines
Mobile Carnival Museum ©
Mobile Carnival Museum

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Orange Beach

Orange Beach
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Foley Museum & Archives and Holmes Medical Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Orange Beach Waterfront Park and Gulf State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orange Beach: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and B & B Pecan Co. (in Fairhope). And it doesn't end there: hike along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, and look for gifts at Chocolate Corner.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach visit 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. October in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Foley, B & B Pecan Co., Alligator Alley
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