23 days in Alabama Itinerary

23 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Birmingham
— 4 nights
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Huntsville
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gulf Shores
— 4 nights
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Birmingham

— 4 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: Talladega (Talladega Superspeedway & International Motorsports Hall of Fame), Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail (in Anniston) and Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours, admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, and make a trip to Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

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Philadelphia to Birmingham is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in April; daily highs in Birmingham reach 75°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 4 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church (in Mentone), Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro) and Little River Canyon National Preserve (in Fort Payne). There's still lots to do: engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, walk around Big Spring Park, learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Huntsville day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Florence

— 2 nights
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 7th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall, then steep yourself in history at Ivy Green, and then examine the collection at Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, then explore the activities along Pickwick Lake, and finally stroll around Deibert Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 4 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Montgomery is known for historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, ponder the design of Court Square Fountain, and steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Montgomery travel route planner.

You can drive from Florence to Montgomery in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife

Side Trips

Mobile

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear), Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore) and Fairhope (Fairhope Municipal Pier & Fairhope Avenue).

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mobile online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Mobile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Mobile, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gulf Shores

— 4 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Explore Gulf Shores' surroundings by going to Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Shores Public Beach, go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gulf Shores road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Gulf Shores takes 1.5 hours. In May in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Historic Sites · 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.