18 days in Alabama Itinerary

18 days in Alabama Itinerary

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18 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Orange Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Mobile
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Montgomery
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Scottsboro
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Birmingham
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
You'll get in some beach time at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier and Gulf State Park. Go for a jaunt from Orange Beach to Fort Morgan to see Fort Morgan State Historic Site about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at The Track Family Recreation Centers, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Orange Beach online journey planner .

New York City to Orange Beach is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Orange Beach. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Orange Beach, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Tanger Outlets Foley
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Tanger Outlets Foley ©
Tanger Outlets Foley

1
night
Dauphin Island

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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the galleries of Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, then contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and then play a few rounds at Isle Dauphine Golf Club.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dauphin Island trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Orange Beach to Dauphin Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium ©
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines
Isle Dauphine Golf Club ©
Isle Dauphine Golf Club

3
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Popular historic sites such as Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Malbis Memorial Church are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Mobile to Fairhope to see Fairhope Avenue about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, look for gifts at Burris Farm Market, examine the collection at Mobile Carnival Museum, and make a trip to Tolstoy Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobile trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Burris Farm Market, Malbis Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Mobile Carnival Museum ©
Mobile Carnival Museum

3
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and First White House of the Confederacy are in your itinerary. When in Montgomery, make a side trip to see Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montgomery Zoo, and stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Montgomery trip itinerary app .

Drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Montgomery sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Scottsboro.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jackson Lake Island, Jordan-Hare Stadium
Highlights from your plan
First White House of the Confederacy ©
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum

2
nights
Scottsboro

Scottsboro ©
Scottsboro is a city in Jackson County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage Center. On the next day, Head underground at Cathedral Caverns State Park and then admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Scottsboro trip planning site .

Drive from Montgomery to Scottsboro in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montgomery in September, with highs in Scottsboro at 83°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Scottsboro

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Huntsville, Cathedral Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Unclaimed Baggage Center ©
Unclaimed Baggage Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

4
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral of St. Paul and Kelly Ingram Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and stroll through Linn Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham online trip planner .

You can drive from Scottsboro to Birmingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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