10 days in Alabama & Mississippi Itinerary

10 days in Alabama & Mississippi Itinerary

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10 days in Alabama & Mississippi Itinerary

Start: Madison
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Biloxi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Vicksburg
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
End: Madison


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1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Huntsville online journey planner .

Madison to Huntsville is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Madison in January, expect Huntsville to be warmer, temps between 48°F and 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Isom's Orchard
Highlights from your plan
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Unclaimed Baggage Center ©
Unclaimed Baggage Center

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then explore and take pictures at Vulcan Park and Museum, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip planner .

You can drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Birmingham are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally get your game on at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Montgomery online trip maker .

Drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, then don't miss a visit to Fairhope Avenue, then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park, then view the masterpieces at Foley Art Center, and then take in the waterfront at Fairhope Municipal Pier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mobile trip app .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Mobile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Montgomery in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mobile, with lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Biloxi.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fairhope, Foley Art Center, Gulf State Park
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Fairhope Avenue ©
Fairhope Avenue

1
night
Biloxi

Biloxi ©
A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Beauvoir, then try your luck at Beau Rivage Casino, and then try your luck at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Biloxi online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Biloxi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Biloxi sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Biloxi

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beauvoir ©
Beauvoir

3
nights
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Vicksburg side-trips: First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson (in Port Gibson), Natchez (St. Mary Basilica, Stanton Hall, & more) and Mississippi Children's Museum (in Jackson). Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Vicksburg National Military Park, take a tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridgeland Bike Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vicksburg travel planner.

You can drive from Biloxi to Vicksburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vicksburg when traveling from Biloxi in January, with lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Natchez, First Presbyterian Church of Port Gibson, Mississippi Children's Museum, Ridgeland Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Longwood ©
Longwood

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