15 days in Alabama Itinerary

15 days in Alabama Itinerary

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15 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Thomaston
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Fort Payne
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gulf Shores
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Thomaston

1
day
Fort Payne

Fort Payne
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Little River Canyon National Preserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Payne itinerary planning app .

Thomaston to Fort Payne is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Thomaston to Fort Payne, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Thomaston in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 64°F in Fort Payne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
DeSoto State Park ©
DeSoto State Park

2
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then Head underground at Cathedral Caverns State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Maple Hill Cemetery, admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Huntsville tour builder website .

You can drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Huntsville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cathedral Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Birmingham is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St. Paul, take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church, and get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham road trip app .

Drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Legacy Museum, get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, then appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Civil Rights Memorial Center, then contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, then ponder the world of politics at Alabama State Capitol, and finally contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Montgomery day trip planning site .

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Mobile, examine the collection at Mobile Carnival Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally admire all the interesting features of Battleship USS ALABAMA. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Dauphin Street, admire all the interesting features of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Rest Cemetery, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Mobile day trip planner .

You can drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. June in Mobile sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Confederate Rest Cemetery, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Fairhope Municipal Pier
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Mobile Carnival Museum ©
Mobile Carnival Museum

4
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Step out of Gulf Shores to go to Pensacola and see National Naval Aviation Museum, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores trip builder website .

You can drive from Mobile to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gulf Shores are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Destin, National Naval Aviation Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park

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