12 days in Alabama Itinerary

12 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama trip planner

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Huntsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Scottsboro
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Payne
— 1 night
Drive
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Cullman
— 2 nights
Drive
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Haleyville
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Decatur
— 1 night
Drive

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Huntsville

— 2 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
You've added Burritt on the Mountain, Parkway Place, Yellowhammer Brewing, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, contemplate the long history of Burritt on the Mountain, then buy something for everyone on your list at Parkway Place, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Yellowhammer Brewing. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, then learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bridge Street Town Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Huntsville travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (Lovell Field) and Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Huntsville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsboro.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Scottsboro

— 2 nights
Scottsboro is a city in Jackson County, Alabama, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center as well as Screaming Eagle at Lake Guntersville. On the 13th (Sat), examine the collection at Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center and then learn about winemaking at Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Screaming Eagle at Lake Guntersville, then admire the majestic nature at Lake Guntersville State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caverns State Park, and finally play a few rounds at Goose Pond Colony Resort.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Scottsboro trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Huntsville to Scottsboro in an hour. June in Scottsboro sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Scottsboro

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Fort Payne

— 1 night
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. You've now added Wills Creek Vineyards to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Little River Canyon Center, explore the striking landscape of Little River Canyon National Preserve, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Desoto Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Fort Payne trip planner.

Drive from Scottsboro to Fort Payne in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cullman.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cullman

— 2 nights
Cullman is a city and the county seat of Cullman County, Alabama, United States. You've added Goat Island Breweing, Spring Valley Beach, Ave Maria Grotto, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Goat Island Breweing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): cool off at Spring Valley Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ave Maria Grotto, then take an in-depth tour of Cullman County Museum, and finally experience rural life at Smith Farms.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cullman tour planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Cullman takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Haleyville.

Things to do in Cullman

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Haleyville

— 1 night
Haleyville is a city in Winston and Marion counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Haleyville trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cullman to Haleyville in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll set off for Florence on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Haleyville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). Your list of things to see and do now includes Belle Mont Mansion, Alabama Music Hall of Fame, The Shoals Golf Club - Fighting Joe Course, and other attractions. On the 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Belle Mont Mansion, examine the collection at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, and then steep yourself in history at Fame Recording Studios. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at The Shoals Golf Club - Fighting Joe Course, see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, then examine the collection at Indian Mound & Museum, and finally have fun and explore at Children's Museum of the Shoals.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday builder.

You can drive from Haleyville to Florence in an hour. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Decatur.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Decatur

— 1 night
Decatur is a city in Morgan and Limestone counties in the State of Alabama. Your day by day itinerary now includes Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center as well as Morgan Price Candy Company. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): cool off at Point Mallard Waterpark.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Decatur holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Decatur takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Decatur

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Historic Sites · 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.