21 days in Alabama Itinerary

21 days in Alabama Itinerary

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21 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Valparaiso
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Montgomery
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fort Payne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Huntsville
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Mobile
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Orange Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Valparaiso

3
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Step out of Montgomery to go to Auburn and see Toomer's Corner, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex, pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

Plan trip to Montgomery with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Valparaiso to Montgomery is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Valparaiso in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Montgomery, with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Toomer's Corner, Wilderness Park, Jackson Lake Island
Highlights from your plan
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Take a break from Birmingham with a short trip to Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Birmingham Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Birmingham route planning tool .

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Birmingham are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Doughboy Monument at DeBardeleben Park, Talladega Superspeedway
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

3
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro), Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville) and Noccalula Falls Park & Campground (in Gadsden). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Little River Canyon National Preserve, immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tigers For Tomorrow.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fort Payne trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Birmingham to Fort Payne by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, Fort Payne is a bit cooler than Birmingham - with highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Guntersville, Unclaimed Baggage, Chief Ladiga Trail, Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
Highlights from your plan
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground ©
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
DeSoto State Park ©
DeSoto State Park

4
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Venture out of the city with trips to Isom's Orchard (in Athens), Florence (Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House & Deibert Park) and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio (in Sheffield). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Monte Sano Nature Preserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Huntsville road trip site .

You can drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Florence, Isom's Orchard, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Highlights from your plan
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

3
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Dauphin Island (Fort Gaines & Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium), Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore) and Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue & Fairhope Municipal Pier). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Battleship USS ALABAMA, don't miss a visit to Dauphin Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mobile tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Huntsville to Mobile by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Huntsville in November: high temperatures in Mobile hover around 70°F and lows are around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope, Dauphin Island, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Gator Alley Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Fairhope Avenue ©
Fairhope Avenue

4
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Change things up with a short trip to Fort Morgan State Historic Site in Fort Morgan (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Gulf State Park, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and meet the residents at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach day trip planning site .

You can drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Bamahenge
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

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