12 days in Alabama Itinerary

12 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama trip planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Foley
— 1 night
Drive
2
Gulf Shores
— 1 day
Drive
3
Mobile
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive
5
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Huntsville
— 3 nights
Fly

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Foley

— 1 night
Foley is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Foley Welcome Center. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get answers to all your questions at Foley Welcome Center, then experience the excitement of OWA, and then revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Foley.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Foley trip builder app.

Tampa to Foley is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tampa to Foley. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampa in April; daily highs in Foley reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Foley

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Gulf Shores

— 1 day
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes The Wharf as well as Gulf Shores Welcome Center. On the 14th (Tue), meet the residents at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, then get answers to all your questions at Gulf Shores Welcome Center, and then take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores trip itinerary website.

Gulf Shores is just a stone's throw from Foley. In April, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mobile

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center as well as History Museum of Mobile.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mobile online trip planner.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Mobile in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in Mobile are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Montgomery

— 1 night
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 18th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally practice your aim at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Montgomery online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Montgomery takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and then get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Birmingham trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Huntsville

— 3 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Chattanooga (Ruby Falls, Tennessee Aquarium, &more). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Huntsville sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Alabama travel guide

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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.