12 days in Alabama Itinerary

12 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Start: Asheville
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
1
Gulf Shores
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Montgomery
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Birmingham
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: Asheville

1
night
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. You've now added Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, then get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foley, and then kick back and relax at Gulf State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort Morgan State Historic Site, stop by Pepper Palace, and then appreciate the history behind Bamahenge.

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Asheville to Gulf Shores is an approximately 6- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Asheville to Gulf Shores. Traveling from Asheville in January, expect Gulf Shores to be somewhat warmer, temps between 61°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Bamahenge, Pepper Palace, Tanger Outlets Foley, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Tanger Outlets Foley ©
Tanger Outlets Foley

1
night
Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island ©
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 15th (Fri): stroll through Dauphin Island Public Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dauphin Island trip planner.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Dauphin Island can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium ©
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium

1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Richards DAR House Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sun), learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, learn about all things military at The Fort of Colonial Mobile, and then steep yourself in history at Richards DAR House Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mobile online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Dauphin Island to Mobile by car takes about an hour. January in Mobile sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Richards DAR House Museum ©
Richards DAR House Museum
The Fort of Colonial Mobile ©
The Fort of Colonial Mobile

3
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Montgomery Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Let the collections at Civil Rights Memorial Center and Commodore Museum capture your imagination. Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and First White House of the Confederacy will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Jackson Lake Island and pause for some photo ops at Hank Williams Statue.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Montgomery day trip planner.

Drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Montgomery when traveling from Mobile in January, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jackson Lake Island, Commodore Museum
Highlights from your plan
Civil Rights Memorial Center ©
Civil Rights Memorial Center
First White House of the Confederacy ©
First White House of the Confederacy
Commodore Museum ©
Commodore Museum

4
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Birmingham Zoo has been added to your itinerary. Visit 3rd Street Promenade and Historic Mooresville for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Venture out of the city with trips to Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial (in Huntsville), Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro) and Houston Historic Jail (in Houston). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, don't miss a visit to Doughboy Monument at DeBardeleben Park, and get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in January, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Huntsville, Historic Mooresville, 3rd Street Promenade, Unclaimed Baggage, Doughboy Monument at DeBardeleben Park
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes University Pickers as well as Harrison Brothers Hardware. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stop by Harrison Brothers Hardware and then stop by University Pickers.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Huntsville day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Birmingham in January: highs in Huntsville hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Harrison Brothers Hardware ©
Harrison Brothers Hardware
University Pickers ©
University Pickers

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