10 days in Alabama Itinerary

10 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Orange Beach
— 2 nights
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Mobile
— 1 night
Drive
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive
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Huntsville
— 1 night
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Orange Beach

— 2 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Go for a jaunt from Orange Beach to Fort Morgan to see Fort Morgan Historic Site about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some photo ops at Bamahenge, kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulf Shores Public Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Orange Beach route planning tool.

Detroit to Orange Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Orange Beach due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in April: high temperatures in Orange Beach hover around 75°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Mobile

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Dauphin Street, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS ALABAMA, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mobile trip tool.

You can drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. On the 4th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, then contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then explore the galleries of Alabama State Capitol, and finally admire the natural beauty at Wilderness Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Montgomery day trip planning site.

Drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 3 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Birmingham is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain interesting insight with Red Clay Tours, contemplate the long history of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and get engrossed in the history at Negro Southern League Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Birmingham trip planning website.

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Huntsville

— 1 night

Rocket City

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 9th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial, then admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville day trip planning website.

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Huntsville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.