16 days in Alabama Itinerary

16 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama travel planner
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Make it your trip
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orange Beach
— 4 nights
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Huntsville — 2 nights

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Get out of town with these interesting Huntsville side-trips: Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House (in Florence) and Decatur (Old Decatur Historic District & Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge). There's still lots to do: look and learn at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and stroll around Big Spring Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Huntsville driving holiday planner.

Columbus to Huntsville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Huntsville is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Columbus in February, things will get a bit warmer in Huntsville: highs are around 55°F and lows about 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Birmingham.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Birmingham — 3 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Birmingham is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelly Ingram Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Birmingham trip planning site.

Getting from Huntsville to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Birmingham sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Montgomery — 3 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Montgomery is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, see the sky in a new way at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Montgomery travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Montgomery sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mobile.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Mobile — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore), Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (in Dauphin Island) and Fairhope Municipal Pier (in Fairhope).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mobile trip planning site.

You can drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orange Beach.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Orange Beach — 4 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Step out of Orange Beach to go to Fort Morgan and see Fort Morgan Historic Site, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, and revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Foley.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Orange Beach online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Orange Beach takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in February, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature
Side Trips

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.