28 days in Alabama Itinerary

28 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama trip planner
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Huntsville
— 3 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Gadsden
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 5 nights
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Montgomery
— 4 nights
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Mobile
— 4 nights
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Orange Beach
— 4 nights
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Huntsville — 3 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Wheeler Lake (in Decatur) and Guntersville (Lake Guntersville & John Maner's Pro Fishing Guide Service). There's much more to do: look and learn at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, and explore the galleries of Cook Museum of Natural Science.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville online trip maker.

Charlotte to Huntsville is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to Huntsville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Huntsville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.
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Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Florence — 4 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). Go for a jaunt from Florence to Tuscumbia to see Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Pickwick Lake, snap pictures at Old Railroad Bridge, walk around Deibert Park, and get to know the resident critters at University of North Alabama.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Florence takes 1.5 hours. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gadsden.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Gadsden — 3 nights

Gadsden is a city in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U.S. state of Alabama. Change things up with these side-trips from Gadsden: Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza (in Albertville), High Falls (in Geraldine) and Little River Canyon National Preserve (in Fort Payne). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, don't miss a visit to Easley Covered Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Desoto Falls, and learn about winemaking at Wills Creek Vineyards.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gadsden trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Gadsden takes 2.5 hours. August in Gadsden sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.
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Parks · Nature · Wineries · Wildlife
Side Trips

Birmingham — 5 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Tuscaloosa (Capitol park, Paul W. Bryant Museum, &more) and Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, stroll around Birmingham's Railroad Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, and admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham visit website.

You can drive from Gadsden to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. August in Birmingham sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, get lost in a book at Alabama Department of Archives and History, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and sample the tasty concoctions at Common Bond Brewers.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Montgomery day trip planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Montgomery by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nightlife
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Mobile — 4 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mobile: Fort Gaines (in Dauphin Island), Fairhope (Fairhope Municipal Pier & Fairhope Brewing Company) and Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore).

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mobile online travel planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. September in Mobile sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Orange Beach.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Orange Beach — 4 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orange Beach: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park, and examine the collection at Indian & Sea Museum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orange Beach online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching
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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