12 days in Alabama Itinerary

12 days in Alabama Itinerary

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12 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Auburn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Montgomery
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Tampa

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 3rd (Mon), examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and then get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of McWane Science Center, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally stroll around Kelly Ingram Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Birmingham tour planning app .

Tampa to Birmingham is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tampa in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Birmingham, with lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Museum of Art ©
Birmingham Museum of Art

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Maple Hill Cemetery.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Huntsville trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Huntsville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Maple Hill Cemetery ©
Maple Hill Cemetery

1
night
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. On the 6th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and then sample the fine beverages at John Emerald Distilling Company.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Auburn trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Auburn takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Auburn

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, John Emerald Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
John Emerald Distilling Company ©
John Emerald Distilling Company

3
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Civil Rights Memorial Center and Alabama State Capitol. Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church and National Memorial for Peace and Justice are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, get engrossed in the history at The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, pause for some photo ops at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery, and explore and take pictures at Riverwalk Stadium.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montgomery trip planner .

Getting from Auburn to Montgomery by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. On the 10th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, examine the collection at Mobile Carnival Museum, then take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Mobile, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, browse the exhibits of Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, and then explore and take pictures at Battleship USS ALABAMA.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mobile trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Mobile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parasailing & Paragliding. Take a break from Orange Beach with a short trip to Fort Morgan State Historic Site in Fort Morgan, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore and take pictures at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park, and look for gifts at Chocolate Corner.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Orange Beach holiday maker .

Drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

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