10 days in Alabama Itinerary

10 days in Alabama Itinerary

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10 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Huntsville
— 3 nights
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
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum and Creative Discovery Museum. Get in touch with nature at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Lookout Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Chattanooga (Tennessee Aquarium & Raccoon Mountain Caverns). There's more to do: engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

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Indianapolis to Huntsville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Chattanooga, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Creative Discovery Museum
Creative Discovery Museum

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then explore the galleries of Vulcan Park and Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham day trip planner .

You can drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Birmingham are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, then contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally take an in-depth tour of Legacy Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Montgomery online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Montgomery are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, step aboard Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malbis Memorial Church.

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Traveling by car from Montgomery to Mobile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Malbis Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Malbis Memorial Church ©
Malbis Memorial Church

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Visit Gulf Islands National Seashore and Pensacola Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orange Beach: Pensacola (Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum & Pensacola Naval Air Station). There's more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orange Beach planning website .

Getting from Mobile to Orange Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Pensacola
Highlights from your plan
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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