12 days in Alabama Itinerary

12 days in Alabama Itinerary

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12 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Mobile
1
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gulf Shores
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Mobile

1
night
Mobile

Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, explore the galleries of Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, and then deepen your understanding at Battleship USS ALABAMA. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Mobile Police History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mobile trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Mobile. In July in Mobile, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Dauphin Island
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

4
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Step out of Gulf Shores to go to Summerdale and see Alligator Alley, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, have some family-friendly fun at The Track, and get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Mobile to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Alligator Alley, Holmes Medical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Noccalula Falls Park & Campground (in Gadsden), Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville) and Little River Canyon National Preserve (in Fort Payne). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage Center, and take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Huntsville planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gulf Shores to Huntsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Unclaimed Baggage, Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead
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Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Go for a jaunt from Birmingham to Childersburg to see DeSoto Caverns about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, browse the exhibits of McWane Science Center, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and grab your bike and head to Oak Mountain State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

DeSoto Caverns, Oak Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Oak Mountain State Park ©
Oak Mountain State Park
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo

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