15 days in Alabama Itinerary

15 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Montgomery
— 2 nights
2
Birmingham
— 3 nights
3
Fort Payne
— 2 nights
4
Huntsville
— 3 nights
5
Orange Beach
— 4 nights

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Legacy Museum and Civil Rights Memorial Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church and Brown Chapel AME Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Lowndes County Interpretive Center (in Hayneville) and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (in Tuskegee Institute). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island, pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Montgomery online route planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Montgomery. In August, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lowndes County Interpretive Center, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Jackson Lake Island, Brown Chapel AME Church
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum
Legacy Museum
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church ©

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and First United Methodist Church will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Morgan Creek Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge (in West Blocton) and Anniston (Berman Museum of World History & Anniston Museum of Natural History). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and examine the collection at Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Birmingham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Birmingham, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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): take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve, do a tasting at Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza, and then learn about winemaking at Wills Creek Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Cherokee County Alabama Historical Museum, get outside with True Adventure Sports, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, and finally admire the majestic nature at Desoto Falls.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fort Payne trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Birmingham to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fort Payne, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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 & Pizza
Highlights from your plan
Little River Canyon National Preserve ©
Little River Canyon National Preserve
Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza ©
Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza
Cherokee County Alabama Historical Museum ©

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Museum-lovers will get to explore U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum and Jesse Owens Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 3rd Street Promenade and Historic Mooresville. Venture out of the city with trips to Morgan Coutny Archives (in Decatur), Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives (in Athens) and Crooked Creek Civil War Museum (in Vinemont). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, look for all kinds of wild species at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Bernard Abbey.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Huntsville travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach °F, while at night they dip to °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 Shopping

Side Trips

Cullman, Morgan Coutny Archives, Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives, Historic Mooresville, Jesse Owens Museum
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.
Pottery Central World Headquarters and Holmes Medical Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Malbis Memorial Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Orange Beach, make a side trip to see Alligator Alley in Summerdale, approximately Summerdale away. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Gulf Shores Public Beach, and walk around Orange Beach Waterfront Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orange Beach trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Huntsville to Orange Beach in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Holmes Medical Museum, Malbis Memorial Church, 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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