15 days in Alabama Itinerary

15 days in Alabama Itinerary

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15 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Orange Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dauphin Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Montgomery
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Tuscumbia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Anniston
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Tampa, Florida

1
night
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Foley Railroad Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Orange Beach Waterfront Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Alabama Point East, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach travel route planner .

Tampa to Orange Beach is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tampa to Orange Beach due to the time zone difference. In May, Orange Beach is slightly colder than Tampa - with highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Foley Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Foley Railroad Museum ©
Foley Railroad Museum
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
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 5th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, and then identify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours.

Plan trip to Dauphin Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Orange Beach to Dauphin Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. May in Dauphin Island sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. On the 7th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, see the interesting displays at Conde-Charlotte Museum, then examine the collection at Fairhope Museum, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Mobile Bay. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Mobile Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at Malbis Memorial Church, steep yourself in history at Richards DAR House Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Alabama Contemporary Art Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Church Street Historic District.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mobile attractions tool .

Drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. In May in Mobile, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fairhope Museum, Malbis Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Richards DAR House Museum ©
Richards DAR House Museum
Fairhope Museum ©
Fairhope Museum
Mobile Bay ©
Mobile Bay

3
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Get a sense of the local culture at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and Alabama Department of Archives and History. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Alabama Town, and stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Montgomery day trip planner.

Getting from Mobile to Montgomery by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site ©
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 12th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at McWane Science Center, get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District, and then admire the majestic nature at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham vacation planner .

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
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

1
night
Tuscumbia

Tuscumbia ©
Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, examine the collection at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, then examine the collection at Pope's Tavern, and finally steep yourself in history at Ivy Green.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tuscumbia day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Tuscumbia takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tuscumbia are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Florence, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Highlights from your plan
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Ivy Green ©
Ivy Green
Alabama Music Hall of Fame ©
Alabama Music Hall of Fame

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 (Wed): don't miss a visit to Maple Hill Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Burritt on the Mountain, then identify plant and animal life at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, and finally view the masterpieces at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment. On the next day, engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then stop by Morgan Price Candy Company, then identify plant and animal life at Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, and finally admire the masterpieces at Huntsville Museum of Art.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Huntsville trip website .

Drive from Tuscumbia to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Anniston.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Decatur
Highlights from your plan
Burritt on the Mountain ©
Burritt on the Mountain
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment ©
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

1
night
Anniston

Anniston ©
Anniston is a city in Calhoun County in the state of Alabama. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Berman Museum of World History and then get a new perspective on nature at Anniston Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Anniston trip planner .

Getting from Huntsville to Anniston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anniston

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Anniston Museum of Natural History ©
Anniston Museum of Natural History
Berman Museum of World History ©
Berman Museum of World History

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