21 days in Alabama Itinerary

21 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Fort Payne
— 1 night
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Huntsville
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 1 night
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Birmingham
— 4 nights
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Montgomery
— 4 nights
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Mobile
— 3 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 4 nights
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Fort Payne

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Little River Canyon National Preserve and then immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Desoto Falls, look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Fort Payne trip planner.

Atlanta to Fort Payne is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Fort Payne is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 38°F in Fort Payne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Huntsville

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Step out of Huntsville with an excursion to Cathedral Caverns State Park in Woodville--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Journey Therapeutic Massage, look for all kinds of wild species at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Huntsville vacation planner.

You can drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 6th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall, then examine the collection at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, then examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and finally steep yourself in history at Fame Recording Studios.

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Drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Take a break from Birmingham with a short trip to Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in McCalla, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at Red Clay Tours, get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park, and admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Birmingham takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Montgomery

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Montgomery is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, steep yourself in history at The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, get engrossed in the history at Hank Williams Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Alabama State Capitol.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Montgomery online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

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Mobile

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mobile: Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore), Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mobile tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Mobile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Gulf Shores is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foley, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gulf Shores road trip site.

You can drive from Mobile to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. In November in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.