13 days in Alabama Itinerary

13 days in Alabama Itinerary

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13 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fort Payne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Little Rock

2
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Wheeler Lake (in Decatur) and Hartselle Aquatic Center (in Hartselle). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, stroll the grounds of Maple Hill Cemetery, sample the tasty concoctions at Rocket Republic Brewing, and have some family-friendly fun at Rockaxe City Throwing Club.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Huntsville tour builder app .

Little Rock to Huntsville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. August in Huntsville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Huntsville

Theme Parks Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Hartselle Aquatic Center, Wheeler Lake, Rocket Republic Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Hartselle Aquatic Center ©
Hartselle Aquatic Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing

2
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, learn about winemaking at Wills Creek Vineyards, and then admire the sheer force of High Falls. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Little River Canyon Center, take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve, and then make a trip to Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Fort Payne tour planning site .

Getting from Huntsville to Fort Payne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Fort Payne, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Wills Creek Vineyards, Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park, Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, High Falls
Highlights from your plan
Little River Canyon Center ©
Little River Canyon Center
Wills Creek Vineyards ©
Wills Creek Vineyards

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: Morgan Creek Vineyards (in Harpersville), Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge (in West Blocton) and Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa Museum of Art & Paul W. Bryant Museum). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls, stop by Jim Reed Books, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham route site .

You can drive from Fort Payne to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Payne in August, Birmingham is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tuscaloosa, Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls, Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum, Morgan Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
16th Street Baptist Church ©
16th Street Baptist Church

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): make a trip to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, then get your bearings at Lowndes County Interpretive Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Peach Park, don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island, then get engrossed in the history at Equal Justice Initiative, and finally get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Montgomery trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lowndes County Interpretive Center, Jackson Lake Island, Peach Park
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fairhope Avenue (in Fairhope) and Mobile (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception & Battleship USS ALABAMA). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Pepper Palace, see the interesting displays at Holmes Medical Museum, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Orange Beach route maker .

Drive from Montgomery to Orange Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mobile, Fairhope Avenue, Holmes Medical Museum, Pottery Central World Headquarters
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

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