11 days in Alabama Itinerary

11 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama vacation planner

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

— 1 day

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 30th (Fri): get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center and then take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

Discover how to plan a Huntsville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Detroit to Huntsville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit to Huntsville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in April, expect Huntsville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 72°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

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: deepen your understanding of the past and present with Red Clay Tours, see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, take an in-depth tour of Negro Southern League Museum, and meet the residents at Birmingham Zoo.

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Drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in April, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and then ponder the world of politics at Alabama State Capitol. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and then explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Montgomery travel planner.

Drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites

Mobile

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Dauphin Street, take a tour of Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mobile trip planning tool.

You can drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Orange Beach

— 3 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. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf, stop by Pepper Palace, and hike along Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Orange Beach travel route planning site.

Drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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.