13 days in Alabama & Memphis Itinerary

13 days in Alabama & Memphis Itinerary

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13 days in Alabama & Memphis Itinerary

Start: Arusha
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
Dauphin Island
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gulf Shores
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Selma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: Arusha

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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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get curious at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium and then steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Dauphin Island holiday planner.

Arusha, Tanzania to Dauphin Island is an approximately 34-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Arusha to Dauphin Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Arusha in July, expect Dauphin Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

3
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Morgan State Historic Site and Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Rouses, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Dauphin Island to Gulf Shores takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Selma.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Selma

Selma ©
Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Brown Chapel AME Church and then don't miss a visit to Edmund Pettus Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Selma online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Selma in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Selma

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edmund Pettus Bridge ©
Edmund Pettus Bridge
Brown Chapel AME Church ©
Brown Chapel AME Church

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 25th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, and then get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center, and then take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Montgomery road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Selma to Montgomery takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Civil Rights Memorial Center ©
Civil Rights Memorial Center
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, and then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. On your second day here, look for gifts at Bass Pro Shop and then get curious at McWane Science Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham planning website .

Drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Birmingham sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, explore the galleries of Mud Island River Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis online trip maker .

You can drive from Birmingham to Memphis in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Mud Island ©
Mud Island

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