3 days in Alabama Itinerary

3 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Birmingham
— 1 day
Drive
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Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive

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Birmingham

— 1 day

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 3rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, meet the residents at McWane Science Center, then take an in-depth tour of Negro Southern League Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary planning site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Birmingham. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Orange Beach

— 2 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Wharf Ferris Wheel, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, witness the site of a historic battle at FORT MORGAN HISTORIC SITE, and then stop by Pepper Palace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Orange Beach online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Orange Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · 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.