15 days in Alabama Itinerary

15 days in Alabama Itinerary

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15 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Head to Orbix Hot Glass and Harrison Brothers Hardwarefor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro) and Little River Canyon National Preserve (in Fort Payne). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari and take in the exciting artwork at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

To find out how to plan a trip to Huntsville, use our trip itinerary maker.

New York City to Huntsville is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Huntsville reach 63°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Fort Payne, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Unclaimed Baggage, Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House
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Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House ©

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 24th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, then shop like a local with Riverchase Galleria, and then browse the different shops at The Outlet Shops of Grand River. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church, then explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, and then stop by Bass Pro Shop.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham holiday planner .

You can drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Leeds, Riverchase Galleria
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The Outlet Shops of Grand River ©
The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Birmingham Museum of Art ©
Birmingham Museum of Art
16th Street Baptist Church ©
16th Street Baptist Church

4
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at First White House of the Confederacy and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Change things up with a short trip to Priester's Pecans in Fort Deposit (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center, see the interesting displays at The MOOseum, meet the residents at Montgomery Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montgomery online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Montgomery sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Priester's Pecans
Highlights from your plan
Civil Rights Memorial Center ©
Civil Rights Memorial Center

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. On the 29th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at The Fort of Colonial Mobile and then take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Mobile. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Punta Clara Kitchen, then relax in the rural setting at B & B Pecan Co., then see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mobile trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Punta Clara Kitchen, B & B Pecan Co.
Highlights from your plan
History Museum of Mobile ©
History Museum of Mobile
Mobile Carnival Museum ©
Mobile Carnival Museum

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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): meet the residents at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, and then tee off at Isle Dauphine Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dauphin Island trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Mobile to Dauphin Island in an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary ©
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 2nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Alley, look for gifts at Rouses, and then stop by Chocolate Corner. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach sightseeing tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Alligator Alley
Highlights from your plan
Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley
Chocolate Corner ©
Chocolate Corner

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