19 days in Alabama Itinerary

19 days in Alabama Itinerary

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19 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Birmingham
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Auburn
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Montgomery
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Dauphin Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Orange Beach
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chicago

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Step off the beaten path and head to Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain and Tigers for Tomorrow. Take a break from the city and head to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge and Lake Guntersville. Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro), Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead (in Estillfork) and Jules J. Berta Vineyards (in Albertville). And it doesn't end there: trek along Rainbow Mountain Trails, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Huntsville using our trip planner.

Chicago to Huntsville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in April, with highs in Huntsville at 72°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Unclaimed Baggage, Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead, Jules J. Berta Vineyards, Tigers For Tomorrow, Lake Guntersville
Highlights from your plan
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead ©

4
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Natural Bridge Park and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. Get outdoors at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park and Red Mountain Park. When in Birmingham, make a side trip to see FarmLinks Golf Course in Sylacauga, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kelly Ingram Park, look for gifts at Bass Pro Shop, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and take in the dramatic scenery at Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Birmingham trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bass Pro Shop, Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls, Natural Bridge Park, FarmLinks Golf Course, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Park ©
Natural Bridge Park
Red Mountain Park ©
Red Mountain Park

2
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and then sample the fine beverages at John Emerald Distilling Company. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Grand National Golf Course, then snap pictures at Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, and then admire the majestic nature at Chewacla State Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Auburn vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Auburn takes 2.5 hours. In April in Auburn, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Auburn

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Opelika, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site ©
Chewacla State Park ©
Chewacla State Park
John Emerald Distilling Company ©
John Emerald Distilling Company

3
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Capitol Hill Golf Course and Autauga Creek Canoe Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wind Creek State Park and Alabama Department of Archives and History. Step out of Montgomery to go to Clanton and see Peach Park, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Alabama Safari Park, steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Montgomery trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Auburn to Montgomery takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Montgomery

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Prattville, Peach Park, Wind Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alabama Safari Park ©
Alabama Safari Park
Autauga Creek Canoe Trail ©
Autauga Creek Canoe Trail

2
nights
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 24th (Wed): get curious at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dauphin Island online holiday builder .

Getting from Montgomery to Dauphin Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Dauphin Island are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

4
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Orange Beach Waterfront Park and Weeks Bay Reserve. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gulf State Park will get you outdoors. Take a break from Orange Beach with a short trip to Lakewood Golf Club in Point Clear, about 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by Chocolate Corner, take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In April in Orange Beach, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Weeks Bay Reserve, Lakewood Golf Club, Bamahenge
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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