22 days in Alabama & Eureka Itinerary

22 days in Alabama & Eureka Itinerary

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Huntsville
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
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Montgomery
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orange Beach
— 4 nights
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Mobile
— 3 nights
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Eureka
— 5 nights
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Huntsville — 3 nights

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Take a break from Huntsville with a short trip to Cathedral Caverns State Park in Woodville, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll through Monte Sano Nature Preserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville online vacation planner.

Arcata to Huntsville is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Arcata to Huntsville. In March, daytime highs in Huntsville are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
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Birmingham — 3 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Birmingham is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn the secrets of beer at Red Clay Tours, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, and take in nature's colorful creations at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Birmingham vacation builder website.

You can drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.
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Museums · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Montgomery — 3 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Montgomery is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center, steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Montgomery itinerary planner.

Drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Orange Beach — 4 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Get out of town with these interesting Orange Beach side-trips: Fort Morgan 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, meet the residents at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, and kick back and relax at Gulf State Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach travel planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Orange Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mobile.
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Mobile — 3 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore) and Fort Gaines (in Dauphin Island).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mobile trip app.

Drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Eureka.
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Eureka — 5 nights

Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka: Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park & California Coastal Trail), Orick (Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park & Lady Bird Johnson Grove) and Humboldt Redwoods State Park (in Weott). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Redwood Highway, take a memorable drive along Avenue of the Giants, and stroll through Arcata Community Forest.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Eureka online vacation planner.

Fly from Mobile to Eureka in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Mobile in March, things will get a bit cooler in Eureka: highs are around 57°F and lows about 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.
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Alabama travel guide

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History Museums · 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.
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