12 days in Alabama Itinerary

12 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama vacation planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in Alabama Itinerary

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

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 24th (Mon): stop by Unclaimed Baggage Center.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Huntsville day trip planning site .

Austin to Huntsville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Austin in June, expect Huntsville to be slightly colder, temps between 87°F and 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Unclaimed Baggage
Highlights from your plan
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Unclaimed Baggage ©
Unclaimed Baggage

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Visit 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park for their historical value. Head to Naked Art Gallery and Bass Pro Shopfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. Paul, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, and grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Huntsville to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bass Pro Shop
Highlights from your plan
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Museum of Art ©
Birmingham Museum of Art

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Alabama State Capitol, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverfront Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Montgomery online journey planner .

Getting from Birmingham to Montgomery by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Montgomery are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, then get curious at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, admire the striking features of Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, and then explore and take pictures at Battleship USS ALABAMA.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mobile trip planner .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Mobile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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 ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Do your shopping at Tanger Outlets Foley and Souvenir City. Take a break from Orange Beach with a short trip to Fort Morgan State Historic Site in Fort Morgan, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Tanger Outlets Foley
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

Similar Plans

14 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 59 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in San Francisco & Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans