14 days in Alabama Itinerary

14 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama attractions planner
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Gulf Shores
— 1 night
Drive to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 1 night
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Mobile
— 3 nights
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Montgomery
— 4 nights
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Tuscumbia
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Gulf Shores — 1 night

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Orange Beach Waterfront Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulf Shores Public Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores trip builder tool.

Atlanta to Gulf Shores is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dauphin Island.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Dauphin Island — 1 night

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 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dauphin Island road trip planning tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Dauphin Island are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mobile.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Mobile — 3 nights

Popular historic sites such as Richards DAR House Museum and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to History Museum of Mobile and Mobile Carnival Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobile trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Mobile, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montgomery.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Montgomery — 4 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Step off the beaten path and head to Civil Rights Memorial Center and Legacy Museum. Let the collections at The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum and Hank Williams Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Montgomery to go to Auburn and see Toomer's Corner, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and see the sky in a new way at W.A. Gayle Planetarium.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montgomery holiday planning site.

You can drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Tuscumbia.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
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Tuscumbia — 2 nights

Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ivy Green and then get engrossed in the history at Helen Keller Birthplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House and then see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tuscumbia road trip app.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Tuscumbia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Tuscumbia sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Birmingham.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Birmingham — 2 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark and then make a trip to Ave Maria Grotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, then admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at First United Methodist Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham visit planner.

You can drive from Tuscumbia to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car back home.
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Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.
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