30 days in Alabama Itinerary

30 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Orange Beach
— 3 nights
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Mobile
— 4 nights
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Montgomery
— 4 nights
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Auburn
— 2 nights
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Fort Payne
— 3 nights
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Huntsville
— 5 nights
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Florence
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 5 nights
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Orange Beach — 3 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Orange Beach is known for wildlife, adventure, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, experience rural life at Sweet Home Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, and relax and rejuvenate at Serenity at The Beach Salon & Spa.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orange Beach planning site.

New York City to Orange Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Orange Beach due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orange Beach: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mobile.
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches
Side Trips

Mobile — 4 nights

Explore Mobile's surroundings by going to Fairhope (Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more).

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mobile trip builder.

You can drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trip

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 museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, get engrossed in the history at Civil Rights Memorial Center, pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montgomery Zoo.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Montgomery trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Mobile in November, expect little chillier with lows of 45°F in Montgomery. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Auburn.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Golf
Side Trips

Auburn — 2 nights

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Little Nadine's Grave, snap pictures at Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, and then sample the fine beverages at John Emerald Distilling Company. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, then immerse yourself in nature at Chewacla State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Auburn trip planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Auburn in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Auburn can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fort Payne.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Fort Payne — 3 nights

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Payne: Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza (in Albertville), Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville) and Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at DeSoto State Park, take in the awesome beauty at Desoto Falls, see the interesting displays at Cherokee County Alabama Historical Museum, and make a trip to Little River Canyon Center.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Fort Payne tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Auburn to Fort Payne in 3.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Auburn in November, with highs in Fort Payne at 61°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Huntsville.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trips

Huntsville — 5 nights

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Explore Huntsville's surroundings by going to Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville), Decatur (Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Morgan Coutny Archives, &more) and Guntersville (Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center & Art on the Lake). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, see the sky in a new way at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, relax and rejuvenate at Journey Therapeutic Massage, and admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip planner.

Drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Florence.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Florence — 3 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). Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve in Tuscumbia, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, take a peaceful walk through Sipsey Wilderness, get engrossed in the history at Helen Keller Birthplace, and pause for some photo ops at Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall.

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

Drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. November in Florence sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Birmingham.
Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Birmingham — 5 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: FarmLinks Golf Course (in Sylacauga), Tuscaloosa (Paul W. Bryant Museum & R&R Cigars) and Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (in McCalla). There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at Red Clay Tours, tee off at Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf, don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham day trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. November in Birmingham sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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History Museums · 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.