15 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

15 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama's Gulf Coast holiday planner

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Fly to Valparaiso, Drive to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 2 nights
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Mobile
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gulf Shores
— 8 nights
Fly

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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. Attractions like Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium and Fort Gaines make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Isle Dauphine Golf Club. The adventure continues: stroll through Dauphin Island Public Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and head outdoors with Action Outdoors.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dauphin Island tour itinerary planner.

Indianapolis to Dauphin Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Indianapolis to Dauphin Island, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dauphin Island, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Mobile

Bring the kids along to Battleship USS ALABAMA and Fairhope Avenue. Visiting Mobile Bay and Village Point Park Preserve will get you outdoors. Step out of Mobile with an excursion to Fairhope Municipal Pier in Fairhope--about 32 minutes away.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mobile online day trip planner.

Getting from Dauphin Island to Mobile by car takes about an hour. In June, daytime highs in Mobile are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gulf State Park. Bring the kids along to Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and Waterville USA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gulf Shores: Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get in on the family fun at Adventure Island, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores day trip planner.

You can drive from Mobile to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gulf Shores are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips