13 days in Alabama Mountain Lakes Itinerary

13 days in Alabama Mountain Lakes Itinerary

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13 days in Alabama Mountain Lakes Itinerary

Start: Montgomery
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Decatur
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Fort Payne
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Montgomery

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
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). Do some cultural sightseeing at Shiloh National Military Park and W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library. Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House and Ivy Green will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Buford Pusser Home and Museum in Adamsville, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Indian Mound & Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of the Shoals, appreciate the history behind Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall, and explore the activities along Pickwick Lake.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker site .

Montgomery to Florence is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. June in Florence sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Decatur.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tuscumbia, Buford Pusser Home and Museum, Shiloh National Military Park, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
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Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House ©

5
nights
Decatur

Decatur ©
Decatur is a city in Morgan and Limestone counties in the State of Alabama. U.S. Space and Rocket Center and U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate 3rd Street Promenade and Maple Hill Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Decatur: Huntsville (Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial, Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, & more) and Cullman (Cullman County Museum, Ave Maria Grotto, & more). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wheeler Wildlife Refuge and see the interesting displays at Morgan Coutny Archives.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Decatur trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Florence to Decatur in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Decatur

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Huntsville, Cullman
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U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

4
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Little River Canyon National Preserve and DeSoto State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center and Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Payne: Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville) and Guntersville (Town Creek Fishing Center & Lake Guntersville). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Marthas Falls, head outdoors with True Adventure Sports, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Desoto Falls, and stop by Orbix Hot Glass.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fort Payne trip planner .

You can drive from Decatur to Fort Payne in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fort Payne can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Guntersville, Mentone, Cathedral Caverns State Park
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Desoto Falls ©
Desoto Falls
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park