8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Thomaston
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Thomaston

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Trail, admire all the interesting features of Regions Field, and then get curious at McWane Science Center.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip itinerary builder website .

Thomaston to Birmingham is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Thomaston to Birmingham, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Parks
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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Regions Field ©
Regions Field

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 15th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden and then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Huntsville trip builder app .

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Huntsville

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

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Rest Cemetery, then make a trip to Fairhope Avenue, and finally make a trip to Tolstoy Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then admire the striking features of Historic Oakleigh House, and then admire all the interesting features of Battleship USS ALABAMA.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mobile trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Huntsville to Mobile takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

#Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Confederate Rest Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Historic Oakleigh House ©
Historic Oakleigh House
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 18th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier and then immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Orange Beach takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

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

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