21 days in Alabama Itinerary

21 days in Alabama Itinerary

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21 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Auburn
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Montgomery
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Birmingham
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Gulf Shores
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Mobile
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Durham

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Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. On the 12th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Jordan-Hare Stadium and then make a trip to Toomer's Corner.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Auburn route builder site .

Durham to Auburn is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Auburn can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car 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. Popular historic sites such as National Memorial for Peace and Justice and First White House of the Confederacy are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Civil Rights Memorial Center and The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Selma (Old Live Oak Cemetery, Selma Interpretive Center, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, explore the galleries of Alabama State Capitol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, and tee off at Capitol Hill Golf Course.

Find out how to plan Montgomery trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Auburn to Montgomery takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Selma, Capitol Hill Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

4
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Visit 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Vulcan Park and Museum. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Tuscaloosa (Paul W. Bryant Museum, Bryant Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, appreciate the extensive heritage of Civil Rights District, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Birmingham Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at First United Methodist Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham route builder site .

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Birmingham sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough 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

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Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Popular historic sites such as 3rd Street Promenade and Historic Mooresville are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at U.S. Space and Rocket Center and U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Morgan Price Candy Company (in Decatur) and Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Maple Hill Cemetery, wander the streets of Twickenham, contemplate the long history of Burritt on the Mountain, and take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Huntsville trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Huntsville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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

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nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Gulf Shores: Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Huntsville to Gulf Shores in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In May in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. 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, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Alligator Alley, Tanger Outlets Foley
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site

5
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. You'll explore and learn at Richards DAR House Museum and History Museum of Mobile. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Oakleigh Historic District will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Dauphin Island (Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, & more) and Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malbis Memorial Church, take a tour of Battleship USS ALABAMA, see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, and look for gifts at A & M Peanut Shop.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mobile tour planner .

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In May in Mobile, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Malbis Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Malbis Memorial Church ©
Malbis Memorial Church

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