21 days in Alabama Itinerary

21 days in Alabama Itinerary

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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
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. On the 11th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alabama Point East.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach trip planner.

Butler to Orange Beach is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Butler in May, things will get a bit warmer in Orange Beach: highs are around 80°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Montgomery online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orange Beach to Montgomery takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In May, daytime highs in Montgomery are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Montgomery

Casinos Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka
Highlights from your plan
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church ©
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
Alabama Safari Park ©
Alabama Safari Park

1
night
Tuscumbia

Tuscumbia ©
Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, then take in the views from Old Railroad Bridge, and then tee off at The Shoals Golf Club - Fighting Joe Course.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Tuscumbia travel route planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Tuscumbia in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tuscumbia are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can 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 Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Old Railroad Bridge ©
Old Railroad Bridge

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then see the interesting displays at Southern Museum of Flight, then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Civil Rights District.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham day trip planning tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Tuskegee Institute.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Southern Museum of Flight ©
Southern Museum of Flight
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and then see the interesting displays at Commodore Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tuskegee Institute trip itinerary planner.

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 enough time to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Tuskegee Institute

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tuskegee
Highlights from your plan
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site ©
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Commodore Museum ©
Commodore Museum
The Oaks - Home of Booker T. Washington ©
The Oaks - Home of Booker T. Washington

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Maple Hill Cemetery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Prichard's Distillery, then see the interesting displays at Old Jail Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Short Springs Natural Area.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Huntsville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tuskegee Institute to Huntsville takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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). Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll around River Heritage Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, take in the history at Shiloh National Military Park, and then stroll the grounds of Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence travel route builder app.

You can drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time 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 ©
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument ©
Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument

2
nights
Anniston

Anniston ©
Anniston is a city in Calhoun County in the state of Alabama. Start 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 learn about winemaking at Wills Creek Vineyards.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Anniston online itinerary planner.

Drive from Florence to Anniston in 3 hours. May in Anniston sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Anniston

Trails Parks 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): stop by Toomer's Corner. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Tyler, steep yourself in history at Bellevue, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Animal Safari.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Auburn trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Anniston to Auburn takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 27th (Mon), you're off to Selma.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pine Mountain, Columbus, Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, Fort Tyler, Bellevue
Highlights from your plan
Wild Animal Safari ©
Wild Animal Safari
National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center ©
National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center
Callaway Golf Course ©
Callaway Golf Course

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. On the 27th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Selma Interpretive Center and then admire the majestic nature at Roland Cooper State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Sturdivant Hall Museum and then stroll through Foscue Creek Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Selma sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Auburn to Selma in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Selma can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Selma

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

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

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 examine the collection at The Apron Museum.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sheffield travel planner.

Traveling by car from Selma to Sheffield takes 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sheffield are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sheffield

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Iuka
Highlights from your plan
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
The Apron Museum ©
The Apron Museum
JP Coleman State Park ©
JP Coleman State Park

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