12 days in Alabama & Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

12 days in Alabama & Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Huntsville
— 1 night
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
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Mobile
— 3 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
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Huntsville

— 1 night

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at The Weeden House Museum and Garden, admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, and then look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then relax and rejuvenate at Journey Therapeutic Massage, and finally relax in the rural setting at Isom's Orchard.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Huntsville trip maker.

Atlanta to Huntsville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Huntsville due to the time zone difference. November in Huntsville sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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: do sightseeing your way with Red Clay Tours, see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham trip builder site.

Getting from Huntsville to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 1st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, browse the exhibits of Civil Rights Memorial Center, then take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, then steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Montgomery trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Mobile

— 3 nights
Explore Mobile's surroundings by going to Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope Brewing Company, &more), Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore).

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mobile route website.

Drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Gulf Shores

— 2 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 6th (Sun), kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, then take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf, and then work off some steam at Bodenhamer Recreation Center. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Shores Public Beach, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and then revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Foley.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores online route builder.

Drive from Mobile to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Gulf Shores are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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.