3 days in Gainesville & Birmingham Itinerary

3 days in Gainesville & Birmingham Itinerary

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3 days in Gainesville & Birmingham Itinerary

Start: Gainesville
1
Gainesville
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
2
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Gainesville

1
day
Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, admire the natural beauty at Butterfly Rainforest, get a new perspective on nature at Florida Museum of Natural History, then explore the world behind art at Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, and finally identify plant and animal life at University of Florida Bat House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gainesville journey builder site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Gainesville. In March, daytime highs in Gainesville are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Gainesville

Wildlife Parks Museums
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University of Florida Bat House ©
University of Florida Bat House
Sweetwater Wetlands Park ©
Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art ©
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 15th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, get engrossed in the history at Negro Southern League Museum, then get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, and finally examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, engage your brain at McWane Science Center, and then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Birmingham sightseeing planner.

Fly from Gainesville to Birmingham in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gainesville to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gainesville in March: high temperatures in Birmingham hover around 66°F and lows are around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Negro Southern League Museum ©
Negro Southern League Museum
Birmingham Museum of Art ©
Birmingham Museum of Art

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