15 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

15 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama's Gulf Coast trip planner

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Orange Beach
— 5 nights
Taxi to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 6 nights
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Orange Beach

— 5 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Explore Orange Beach's surroundings by going to Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get in on the family fun at Adventure Island, kick back and relax at Alabama Point East, and take a leisurely stroll along Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Orange Beach online day trip planner.

London, UK to Orange Beach is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Orange Beach hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Dauphin Island

— 3 nights
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. Dauphin Island is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, enjoy the sand and surf at Dauphin Island Public Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dauphin Island road trip site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Orange Beach to Dauphin Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mobile

— 6 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mobile: Fairhope (Fairhope Municipal Pier, Fairhope Museum, &more).

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobile trip planner.

You can drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips