21 days in Alabama Itinerary

21 days in Alabama Itinerary

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21 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Butler
Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Orange Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tuscumbia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Tuskegee Institute
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Anniston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Auburn
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Selma
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Sheffield
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Butler

1
night
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Dolphin & Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then admire the majestic nature at Alabama Point East.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip itinerary app .

Butler to Orange Beach is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In May, Orange Beach is somewhat warmer than Butler - with highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Spas & Wellness
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): try to win big at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka, look for all kinds of wild species at Alabama Safari Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Montgomery road trip planner.

Drive from Orange Beach to Montgomery in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Montgomery

Fun & Games Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Tuscumbia

Tuscumbia ©
Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, take in the views from Old Railroad Bridge, and then play a few rounds at The Shoals Golf Club - Fighting Joe Course.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tuscumbia vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Tuscumbia takes 3.5 hours. May in Tuscumbia sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Sheffield, The Shoals Golf Club - Fighting Joe Course
Highlights from your plan
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Old Railroad Bridge ©
Old Railroad Bridge

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 15th (Wed), examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, see the interesting displays at Southern Museum of Flight, then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tuscumbia to Birmingham takes 2 hours. In May in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tuskegee Institute.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Southern Museum of Flight ©
Southern Museum of Flight
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

2
nights
Tuskegee Institute

Tuskegee Institute ©
You've now added Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site to your itinerary. On the 16th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and then examine the collection at Commodore Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tuskegee Institute day trip app .

You can drive from Birmingham to Tuskegee Institute in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tuskegee Institute

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tuskegee
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Maple Hill Cemetery, sample the fine beverages at Prichard's Distillery, then examine the collection at Old Jail Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Short Springs Natural Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Huntsville attractions site .

Traveling by car from Tuskegee Institute to Huntsville takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Huntsville are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead, Prichard's Distillery, Short Springs Natural Area, Cowan Railroad Museum, Falls Mill
Highlights from your plan
Short Springs Natural Area ©
Short Springs Natural Area
Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead ©
Maple Hill Cemetery ©
Maple Hill Cemetery

2
nights
Florence

Florence ©
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). Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through River Heritage Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, take in the history at Shiloh National Military Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip builder .

You can drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Anniston.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muscle Shoals, Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument, Shiloh National Military Park
Highlights from your plan
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center ©
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument ©

2
nights
Anniston

Anniston ©
Anniston is a city in Calhoun County in the state of Alabama. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Anniston Museum of Natural History, then trek along Martin Wildlife Park Trail, and then do a tasting at Wills Creek Vineyards.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Anniston itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Florence to Anniston takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Anniston

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Martin Wildlife Park Trail, Wills Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Anniston Museum of Natural History ©
Anniston Museum of Natural History
Wills Creek Vineyards ©
Wills Creek Vineyards

3
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): wander the streets of Toomer's Corner. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fort Tyler, then contemplate the long history of Bellevue, and then identify plant and animal life at Wild Animal Safari.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Auburn trip planner .

Drive from Anniston to Auburn in 2 hours. In May in Auburn, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Selma.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Columbus, Pine Mountain, Fort Tyler, Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, Bellevue
Highlights from your plan
Callaway Golf Course ©
Callaway Golf Course
Wild Animal Safari ©
Wild Animal Safari

2
nights
Selma

Selma ©
Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Selma Interpretive Center and then immerse yourself in nature at Roland Cooper State Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Sturdivant Hall Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Foscue Creek Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Selma trip planner .

You can drive from Auburn to Selma in 2 hours. In May in Selma, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Selma

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Payne Lake Recreation Area, Roland Cooper State Park, Foscue Creek Park
Highlights from your plan
Foscue Creek Park ©
Foscue Creek Park
Selma Interpretive Center ©
Selma Interpretive Center
Sturdivant Hall Museum ©
Sturdivant Hall Museum

2
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Shoals metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the waterfront activity at JP Coleman State Park and then see the interesting displays at The Apron Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Sheffield trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Selma to Sheffield in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sheffield

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Iuka
Highlights from your plan
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
JP Coleman State Park ©
JP Coleman State Park
Old Railroad Bridge ©
Old Railroad Bridge

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