11 days in Alabama Itinerary

11 days in Alabama Itinerary

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11 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly:  6​h
1
Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Rochester

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 12th (Mon), stop by Unclaimed Baggage Center. Keep things going the next day: get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and then admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Huntsville holiday builder tool .

Rochester to Huntsville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rochester to Huntsville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rochester in October: high temperatures in Huntsville hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Unclaimed Baggage
Highlights from your plan
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Monte Sano State Park ©
Monte Sano State Park

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 14th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, engage your brain at McWane Science Center, then get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, and finally grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

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

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally hit the bull's-eye at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally steep yourself in history at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Montgomery visit website .

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and then browse the exhibits of Battleship USS ALABAMA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, make a trip to Fairhope Avenue, then take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier, and finally take in the waterfront at Gator Alley Boardwalk.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mobile trip planner.

Getting from Montgomery to Mobile by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope, Fort Gaines, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Gator Alley Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©

3
nights
Orange Beach

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 State Historic Site about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, meet the residents at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Holmes Medical Museum, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip builder tool .

You can drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Holmes Medical Museum, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

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