21 days in Alabama, Fort Walton Beach & New Orleans Itinerary

21 days in Alabama, Fort Walton Beach & New Orleans Itinerary

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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 1 night
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
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Fort Walton Beach
— 5 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 1 night
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Mobile
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 6 nights
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Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park. On the next day, examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and then let your taste buds guide you at Red Clay Tours.

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Los Angeles to Birmingham is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Birmingham is 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Birmingham to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites

Huntsville

— 2 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Journey Therapeutic Massage, head outdoors with Bradford Creek Greenway, and then get a new perspective on things with John Maner's Pro Fishing Guide Service. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Weeden House Museum and Garden, then get outside with Kids Space, then engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and finally stroll around Dog Spot dog park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Huntsville online route maker.

Getting from Birmingham to Huntsville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Florence

— 1 night
Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, get engrossed in the history at Helen Keller Birthplace, and then walk around Spring Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Florence takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Jackson Lake Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, then appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Lake Martin Recreation Area, get outside with Coosa River Adventures,Inc, and then head outdoors with Coosa Outdoor Center.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Montgomery trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Montgomery in 3.5 hours. June in Montgomery sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Montgomery

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Fort Walton Beach

— 5 nights
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Beach Sand Sculptures (in Seaside), Panama City Beach (Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach Winery, &more) and Emerald Coast Wine Cellars (in Miramar Beach). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cattywampus Eco Adventures, stop by Innerlight Surf Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Rosa Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Walton Beach trip planner.

Drive from Montgomery to Fort Walton Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Gulf Shores

— 1 night
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 18th (Fri), get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then soothe aching muscles at Bodenhamer Recreation Center.

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Drive from Fort Walton Beach to Gulf Shores in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mobile

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then contemplate the long history of Mobile Bay. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Tolstoy Park, then make a trip to Fairhope Avenue, then take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier, and finally stroll around Fairhoper's Community Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobile trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gulf Shores to Mobile by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 6 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, walk around New Orleans City Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New Orleans planning website.

You can drive from Mobile to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Mobile in June, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (83°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.