21 days in Alabama Itinerary

21 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Auburn
— Few hours
2
Montgomery
— 4 nights
3
Birmingham
— 4 nights
4
Huntsville
— 3 nights
5
Gulf Shores
— 4 nights
6
Mobile
— 5 nights

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Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. On the 12th (Tue), see where the action happens at Jordan-Hare Stadium and then wander the streets of Toomer's Corner.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Auburn trip itinerary builder app.

Durham to Auburn is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durham to Auburn. In May in Auburn, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Auburn

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jordan-Hare Stadium ©
Jordan-Hare Stadium

4
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Civil Rights Memorial Center and Alabama Department of Archives and History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Selma (Old Live Oak Cemetery, Selma Interpretive Center, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, take an in-depth tour of The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, play a few rounds at Capitol Hill Golf Course, and stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

Make your Montgomery itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Auburn to Montgomery by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Selma, Capitol Hill Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Legacy Museum
Legacy Museum
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church ©
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

4
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Birmingham Museum of Art. Popular historic sites such as 16th Street Baptist Church and Civil Rights District are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: Tuscaloosa (Paul W. Bryant Museum & Bryant Denny Stadium). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, meet the residents at Birmingham Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at First United Methodist Church, and get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Birmingham, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tuscaloosa
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Birmingham Museum of Art ©
Birmingham Museum of Art

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Visit Historic Mooresville and Burritt on the Mountain for their historical value. U.S. Space and Rocket Center and U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Morgan Price Candy Company (in Decatur) and Cullman (Ave Maria Grotto & 3rd Street Promenade). There's lots more to do: visit Twickenham, admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Rocket Republic Brewing, and make a trip to Maple Hill Cemetery.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Huntsville online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Huntsville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cullman, Rocket Republic Brewing, Historic Mooresville, Morgan Price Candy Company
Highlights from your plan
Ave Maria Grotto ©
Ave Maria Grotto
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

4
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Gulf Shores side-trips: Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Indian & Sea Museum, look for gifts at Chocolate Corner, and get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foley.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Huntsville to Gulf Shores in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Tanger Outlets Foley, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Alligator Alley
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Battleship USS ALABAMA and The Fort of Colonial Mobile. Visit Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Magnolia Cemetery for their historical value. Explore Mobile's surroundings by going to Dauphin Island (Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, &more).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mobile online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gulf Shores to Mobile takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mobile are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Malbis Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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