30 days in Alabama Itinerary

30 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama journey planner

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Make it your trip
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Huntsville
— 3 nights
Fly
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Orange Beach
— 4 nights
Taxi to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 2 nights
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Mobile
— 5 nights
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Montgomery
— 5 nights
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Birmingham
— 6 nights
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Florence
— 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Huntsville side-trips: Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church (in Mentone), Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro) and Little River Canyon National Preserve (in Fort Payne). There's lots more to do: get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, and admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Huntsville trip itinerary planner.

Belleville to Huntsville is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Belleville in April, expect Huntsville to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Orange Beach

— 4 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Change things up with these side-trips from Orange Beach: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, find something for the whole family at Adventure Island, get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulf Shores Public Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach trip planning website.

You can fly from Huntsville to Orange Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Huntsville in April since evenings lows in Orange Beach dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dauphin Island

— 2 nights
Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, United States, on a barrier island of the same name (split by the Katrina Cut), at the Gulf of Mexico. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tee off at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dauphin Island Public Beach. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dauphin Island online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Orange Beach to Dauphin Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in April, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Mobile

— 5 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Point Clear (Lakewood Golf Club & Confederate Rest Cemetery) and Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue & Fairhope Municipal Pier).

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mobile online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Dauphin Island to Mobile takes an hour. April in Mobile sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 5 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. When in Montgomery, make a side trip to see Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Tuskegee Institute, approximately Tuskegee Institute away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, contemplate the long history of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, ponder the world of politics at Alabama State Capitol, and get engrossed in the history at Civil Rights Memorial Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Montgomery holiday planner.

You can drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 6 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: Talladega (Talladega Superspeedway & International Motorsports Hall of Fame), Noccalula Falls Park & Campground (in Gadsden) and Cullman (St. Bernard Abbey, Ave Maria Grotto, &more). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at Red Clay Tours, make a trip to Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, admire nature's wide array of creatures at McWane Science Center, and see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

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). Florence is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of the Shoals, get engrossed in the history at Helen Keller Birthplace, and explore the activities along Pickwick Lake.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Florence in 2 hours. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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.