15 days in Alabama Itinerary

15 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama travel planner

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Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
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Mobile
— 2 nights
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Fort Payne
— 2 nights
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
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Gulf Shores

— 2 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Gulf State Park and Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf, hike along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Shores Public Beach.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gulf Shores day trip planning website.

Brisbane, Australia to Gulf Shores is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Brisbane to Gulf Shores due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: high temperatures in Gulf Shores hover around 24°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Mobile

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Mobile Carnival Museum and then take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Conde-Charlotte Museum, learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mobile trip website.

Traveling by car from Gulf Shores to Mobile takes 1.5 hours. November in Mobile sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice and then admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Civil Rights Memorial Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montgomery Zoo, and then see the sky in a new way at W.A. Gayle Planetarium.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Montgomery trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mobile in November since evenings lows in Montgomery dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 23rd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kelly Ingram Park, and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark and then engage your brain at McWane Science Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham itinerary planner.

Getting from Montgomery to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Fort Payne

— 2 nights
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Desoto Falls and then stop by Unclaimed Baggage. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Little River Canyon National Preserve and then admire the majestic nature at DeSoto State Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fort Payne using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Fort Payne takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Birmingham in November: high temperatures in Fort Payne hover around 19°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 2 nights

Rocket City

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 27th (Sat): learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum and then look and learn at U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park and then stroll through Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville vacation planner.

Drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In November in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Alabama travel guide

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History Museums · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.