10 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

10 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama's Gulf Coast journey planner

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Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Fort Morgan, Taxi to Gulf Shores
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Gulf Shores
— 6 nights
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Mobile

— 2 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Fairhope (Fairhope Municipal Pier & Fairhope Avenue).

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mobile vacation maker site.

Kansas City to Mobile is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Dauphin Island

— 1 night
Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, United States, on a barrier island of the same name (split by the Katrina Cut), at the Gulf of Mexico. On the 12th (Mon), tee off at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, then steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, then browse the exhibits of Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dauphin Island travel planner.

Drive from Mobile to Dauphin Island in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Gulf Shores

— 6 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Gulf Shores side-trips: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf, and hike along Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores trip website.

Getting from Dauphin Island to Gulf Shores by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips