14 days in Alabama Itinerary

14 days in Alabama Itinerary

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14 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Montgomery
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Tuscumbia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Cape Town

1
night
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. On the 2nd (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dauphin Island road trip app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Dauphin Island is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Dauphin Island is minus 8 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in June; daily highs in Dauphin Island reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Orange Beach Waterfront Park and Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club. Attractions like Foley Railroad Museum and OWA make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Chocolate Corner, sample the tasty concoctions at Big Beach Brewing, immerse yourself in nature at Alabama Point East, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. June in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Theme Parks Golf

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Foley
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Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club ©
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club
Foley Railroad Museum ©
Foley Railroad Museum
Chocolate Corner ©
Chocolate Corner

3
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Priester's Pecans and Capitol Hill Golf Course. Alabama Department of Archives and History and The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, identify plant and animal life at Alabama Safari Park, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and steep yourself in history at Old Alabama Town.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Montgomery trip builder app .

You can drive from Orange Beach to Montgomery in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, daytime highs in Montgomery are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Capitol Hill Golf Course, Priester's Pecans
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Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

1
day
Tuscumbia

Tuscumbia ©
Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, then examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at University of North Alabama, and finally steep yourself in history at Ivy Green.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tuscumbia road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Tuscumbia takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Tuscumbia are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

University of North Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
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Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Ivy Green ©
Ivy Green
Alabama Music Hall of Fame ©
Alabama Music Hall of Fame

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge and Burritt on the Mountain. Kids will appreciate attractions like Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain and Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead. Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville) and Goose Pond Colony Resort (in Scottsboro). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment and look for gifts at Harrison Brothers Hardware.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Huntsville trip planner .

You can drive from Tuscumbia to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead, Goose Pond Colony Resort, Lake Guntersville
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Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment ©
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

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