11 days in Alabama Itinerary

11 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Fly
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Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 1 night
Drive
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 2 nights
Fly

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Huntsville

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 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Burritt on the Mountain, identify plant and animal life at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, and then walk around Big Spring Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then browse the different shops at Bridge Street Town Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Huntsville road trip tool.

Bournemouth, UK to Huntsville is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bournemouth to Huntsville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bournemouth in August, expect Huntsville to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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Florence

Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, then contemplate the long history of Ivy Green, then examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and finally get to know the resident critters at University of North Alabama.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 16th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, walk around Birmingham's Railroad Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham journey planner.

You can drive from Florence to Birmingham in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, meet the residents at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, look for gifts at Rouses, and then go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Orange Beach road trip website.

Drive from Birmingham to Orange Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. August in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

2
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Mobile

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Mobile, then explore the galleries of Richards DAR House Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS ALABAMA.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mobile trip builder.

You can drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In August in Mobile, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Alabama travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · 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.