16 days in Alabama Itinerary

16 days in Alabama Itinerary

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16 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  16​h 30​min
1
Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Montgomery
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Orange Beach
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
4
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Kelly Ingram Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum of World History. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: Alabama National Cemetery (in Montevallo), Paul W. Bryant Museum (in Tuscaloosa) and Natural Bridge Park (in Natural Bridge).

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham day trip site .

Stockholm, Sweden to Birmingham is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: highs in Birmingham hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Anniston, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Alabama National Cemetery, Paul W. Bryant Museum, Natural Bridge Park
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Anniston Museum of Natural History ©
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©
Paul W. Bryant Museum ©
Paul W. Bryant Museum

4
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alabama Department of Archives and History and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. You'll explore and learn at The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum and Hank Williams Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Montgomery: Priester's Pecans (in Fort Deposit) and Old Live Oak Cemetery (in Selma). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, make a trip to Jackson Lake Island, get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Montgomery online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Priester's Pecans, Jackson Lake Island, Old Live Oak Cemetery, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

4
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Relax by the water at Gulf State Park and Orange Beach Waterfront Park. Let the collections at GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico and History Museum of Mobile capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Orange Beach: Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary (in Dauphin Island) and Conde-Charlotte Museum (in Mobile). There's still lots to do: hike along Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Montgomery to Orange Beach by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mobile, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, Holmes Medical Museum
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
You'll explore and learn at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and Jesse Owens Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ivy Green and Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro), Desoto Falls (in Mentone) and Tigers For Tomorrow (in Attalla).

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Huntsville road trip planning site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Huntsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ivy Green, Unclaimed Baggage, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Desoto Falls, Jesse Owens Museum
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Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Desoto Falls ©
Desoto Falls
Ivy Green ©
Ivy Green

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