29 days in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Itinerary

29 days in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama trip planner

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Gulf Shores
— 19 nights
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— 9 nights
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Gulf Shores

— 19 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Bring the kids along to Battleship USS ALABAMA and Gulf State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gulf Shores: Mobile (GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, Spanish Plaza Park, &more), The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (in Gulfport) and Ocean Springs (Ocean Springs Museum of History & Gulf Islands National Seashore). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Biloxi Beach, and find something for the whole family at Waterville USA.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gulf Shores travel route website.

Detroit to Gulf Shores is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in June, with highs in Gulf Shores at 86°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Orange Beach

— 9 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Adventure Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Orange Beach: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale), Dauphin Island Public Beach (in Dauphin Island) and Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf, see the interesting displays at Indian & Sea Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Serenity at The Beach Salon & Spa, and play a few rounds at Lost Key Golf Club.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip itinerary planning site.

Orange Beach is very close to Gulf Shores. July in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips