15 days in Alabama Itinerary

15 days in Alabama Itinerary

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15 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Montgomery
1
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Fort Payne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
5
Orange Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Montgomery

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home. Museum-lovers will appreciate Civil Rights Memorial Center and Legacy Museum. Explore Montgomery's surroundings by going to Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (in Tuskegee Institute), Lowndes County Interpretive Center (in Hayneville) and Brown Chapel AME Church (in Selma). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, get engrossed in the history at Equal Justice Initiative, stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery, and make a trip to Jackson Lake Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Montgomery trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Montgomery. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jackson Lake Island, Brown Chapel AME Church, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Lowndes County Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Morgan Creek Vineyards. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and First United Methodist Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Tuscaloosa Museum of Art (in Tuscaloosa), Anniston (Berman Museum of World History & Anniston Museum of Natural History) and Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge (in West Blocton). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and examine the collection at Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Birmingham are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Anniston, Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Morgan Creek Vineyards, Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©

2
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll around Little River Canyon National Preserve, then learn about winemaking at Jules J. Berta Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at Wills Creek Vineyards. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Cherokee County Alabama Historical Museum, get outside with True Adventure Sports, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Desoto Falls.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Payne vacation builder app .

You can drive from Birmingham to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in August, Fort Payne is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Mentone, Wills Creek Vineyards, Cherokee County Alabama Historical Museum, Jules J. Berta Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Desoto Falls ©
Desoto Falls
Jules J. Berta Vineyards ©
Jules J. Berta Vineyards
Little River Canyon National Preserve ©

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Visit 3rd Street Promenade and St. Bernard Abbey for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Historic Mooresville and Morgan Coutny Archives. Venture out of the city with trips to Jesse Owens Museum (in Moulton), Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives (in Athens) and Crooked Creek Civil War Museum (in Vinemont). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, view the masterpieces at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, and look for all kinds of wild species at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Huntsville trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Fort Payne to Huntsville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Huntsville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cullman, Historic Mooresville, Morgan Coutny Archives, Crooked Creek Civil War Museum, Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
3rd Street Promenade ©
3rd Street Promenade
Crooked Creek Civil War Museum ©
Crooked Creek Civil War Museum

4
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Holmes Medical Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parasailing & Paragliding. Change things up with these side-trips from Orange Beach: Malbis Memorial Church (in Malbis) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Orange Beach Waterfront Park, immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Pottery Central World Headquarters.

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Getting from Huntsville to Orange Beach by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Malbis Memorial Church, Holmes Medical Museum, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Alligator Alley
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

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