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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mobile
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Dauphin Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Orange Beach
— 4 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden. On your second day here, stroll through Big Spring Park, then engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then stop by Harrison Brothers Hardware.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip itinerary planning tool .

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 when traveling from New York City to Huntsville is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Huntsville are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Hampton Cove Golf Course
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Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Burritt on the Mountain ©
Burritt on the Mountain

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Family-friendly places like Birmingham Zoo and McWane Science Center will thrill your kids. Let the collections at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from Birmingham with a short trip to Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, and explore and take pictures at Regions Field.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Birmingham journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Birmingham are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oak Mountain State Park
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McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Old Alabama Town, then contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, then ponder the world of politics at Alabama State Capitol, and finally make a trip to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and then enjoy some diversion at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Montgomery trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Montgomery sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
First White House of the Confederacy ©
Old Alabama Town ©
Old Alabama Town

3
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then contemplate the long history of Historic Oakleigh House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: listen to music at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, then get to know the fascinating history of Church Street Historic District, and then admire all the interesting features of Battleship USS ALABAMA.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mobile sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©

1
day
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 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Dauphin Island Public Beach and then contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines.

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Drive from Mobile to Dauphin Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

4
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Alligator Alley. Take a break from Orange Beach with a short trip to Foley Railroad Museum in Foley, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Wharf Ferris Wheel, and take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach trip site .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July in Orange Beach, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 74°F at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Alligator Alley, Foley Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours

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