18 days in Alabama Itinerary

18 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Huntsville
— 3 nights
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Tuscumbia
— 1 night
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
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Auburn
— 2 nights
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Montgomery
— 3 nights
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Dauphin Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Fort Morgan, Taxi to Orange Beach
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Orange Beach
— 3 nights
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Huntsville

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Desoto Falls and Joe Wheeler State Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Burritt on the Mountain and Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (in Decatur), Beehive Bathhouse (in Hartselle) and Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead (in Estillfork). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Huntsville trip builder site.

New York City to Huntsville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Huntsville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect Huntsville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 72°F and 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
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Tuscumbia

Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery, examine the collection at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, then contemplate the long history of Fame Recording Studios, and finally contemplate the long history of Ivy Green.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tuscumbia online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Tuscumbia takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

3
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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Escape the urban bustle at Natural Bridge Park and Lake Lurleen State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Paul W. Bryant Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (in McCalla) and Cullman County Museum (in Cullman). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kelly Ingram Park and appreciate the history behind Doughboy Monument at DeBardeleben Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Tuscumbia to Birmingham in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
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Auburn

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and then admire the majestic nature at Chewacla State Park. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, then admire the majestic nature at Wind Creek State Park, and then tee off at Grand National Golf Course.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Auburn trip planner.

Drive from Birmingham to Auburn in 2.5 hours. May in Auburn sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Montgomery

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and Old Alabama Town. Get in touch with nature at Alabama Safari Park and Capitol Hill Golf Course. Change things up with these side-trips from Montgomery: Selma (Brown Chapel AME Church, Old Live Oak Cemetery, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, appreciate the history behind Hank Williams Statue, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Montgomery online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Auburn to Montgomery takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Montgomery are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trips

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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. On the 9th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Indian Shell Mound Park and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dauphin Island tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Montgomery to Dauphin Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Relax by the water at Orange Beach Waterfront Park and Gulf State Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Alabama Point East, contemplate the long history of Swift- Coles Historic Home, look for gifts at Beach Jerky, and take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · 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.