11 days in Alabama Itinerary

11 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama trip itinerary maker
Make it your trip
— 1 night
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
Drive to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
Dauphin Island
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights


Huntsville — 1 night

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 24th (Tue), walk around Dog Spot dog park and then walk around Big Spring Park. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden and then see the sky in a new way at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville online trip itinerary planner.

Kalamazoo to Huntsville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kalamazoo to Huntsville due to the time zone difference. In May, Huntsville is a bit warmer than Kalamazoo - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Orange Beach.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Orange Beach — 3 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Zipline make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Orange Beach Waterfront Park, go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf, immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Orange Beach tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Huntsville to Orange Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dauphin Island.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Side Trip

Dauphin Island — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and then steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dauphin Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Orange Beach to Dauphin Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mobile.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip

Mobile — 1 night

On the 31st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Conde-Charlotte Museum, learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

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Drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Mobile, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.
Museums · Historic Sites

Montgomery — 1 night

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. On the 1st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Legacy Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and then look and learn at W.A. Gayle Planetarium.

For where to stay and more tourist information, use the Montgomery day trip app.

You can drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Birmingham — 2 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and then get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Alabama travel guide

History Museums · 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.