10 days in Alabama Itinerary

10 days in Alabama Itinerary

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10 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tuscumbia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Holmes Medical Museum, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

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

Newark to Gulf Shores is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Gulf Shores due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in September: high temperatures in Gulf Shores hover around 86°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Foley
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Foley Railroad Museum ©
Foley Railroad Museum

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 7th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Alabama Department of Archives and History, admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, then appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally look for gifts at Priester's Pecans. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the design of Court Square Fountain, then admire all the interesting features of Riverwalk Stadium, then stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Montgomery planner .

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Montgomery in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. September in Montgomery sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Priester's Pecans
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Southern Museum of Flight, appreciate the extensive heritage of Civil Rights District, then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Birmingham are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Outlet Shops of Grand River, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©

1
night
Tuscumbia

Tuscumbia ©
Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, steep yourself in history at Ivy Green, take in the views from Old Railroad Bridge, examine the collection at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, then examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, and finally contemplate the long history of Fame Recording Studios.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tuscumbia tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Birmingham to Tuscumbia in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sheffield, W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, Fame Recording Studios
Highlights from your plan
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Ivy Green ©
Ivy Green
Alabama Music Hall of Fame ©
Alabama Music Hall of Fame

2
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, and then shop like a local with Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Burritt on the Mountain and then explore the world behind art at Huntsville Museum of Art.

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

Drive from Tuscumbia to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment ©
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

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