18 days in Alabama Itinerary

18 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama itinerary planner

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Fort Payne
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Montgomery
— 6 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 4 nights
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Mobile
— 3 nights
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Fort Payne

— 2 nights
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Fort Payne Depot Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Orbix Hot Glass and then get outside with True Adventure Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fort Payne online travel route planner.

Beverly Hills to Fort Payne is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, Fort Payne is slightly colder than Beverly Hills - with highs of 73°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 17th (Sun), stroll through Ruffner Mountain and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Shops of Grand River. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Birmingham itinerary planning site.

Drive from Fort Payne to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fort Payne in October since evenings lows in Birmingham dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Montgomery

— 6 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Step out of the city life by going to Alabama Safari Park and Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like George Washington Carver Museum and Jasmine Hill Gardens & Outdoor Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Montgomery side-trips: Selma (Selma Interpretive Center & Old Live Oak Cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Equal Justice Initiative, appreciate the extensive heritage of Court Square, look and learn at W.A. Gayle Planetarium, and hunt for treasures at Eastbrook Flea Market and Antique Mall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Montgomery trip website.

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Montgomery sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gulf Shores

— 4 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Orange Beach Waterfront Park and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Take a break from the city and head to Fort Morgan Road Trail and Gulf Shores Golf Club. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Billy's Seafood and examine the collection at Indian & Sea Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores route website.

You can drive from Montgomery to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Gulf Shores are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trips

Mobile

— 3 nights
Museum-lovers will appreciate Conde-Charlotte Museum and Historic Oakleigh House. Richards DAR House Museum and Magnolia Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mobile sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Mobile in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.