30 days in Alabama Itinerary

30 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama vacation maker

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Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 1 night
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Mobile
— 4 nights
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Montgomery
— 5 nights
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Auburn
— 2 nights
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Fort Payne
— 2 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

— 2 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead and Tanger Outlets Foley. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Foley Railroad Museum, kick back and relax at Gulf Shores Public Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and tee off at Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from New York City in November, expect nights in Orange Beach to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Dauphin Island

— 1 night
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 7th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, then contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and then stroll through Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dauphin Island travel route 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. In November, daily temperatures in Dauphin Island can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Mobile

— 4 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Mobile Carnival Museum and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Fairhope (B & B Pecan Co., Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more).

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mobile trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in November, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Montgomery

— 5 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Step off the beaten path and head to Legacy Museum and The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Selma (Edmund Pettus Bridge & Old Live Oak Cemetery). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, and browse the exhibits of Alabama State Capitol.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Montgomery online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Montgomery takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Mobile in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Montgomery. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Auburn.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Auburn

— 2 nights
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a stroll through Toomer's Corner, then admire the majestic nature at Chewacla State Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Wind Creek State Park, get engrossed in the history at George Washington Carver Museum, and then sample the fine beverages at John Emerald Distilling Company.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Auburn trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Montgomery to Auburn by car takes about an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fort Payne

— 2 nights
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll through Tigers For Tomorrow, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Desoto Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve, then make a trip to Little River Canyon Center, and then stop by Unclaimed Baggage.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fort Payne journey maker tool.

You can drive from Auburn to Fort Payne in 3.5 hours. In November, Fort Payne is a bit cooler than Auburn - with highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 5 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Discover out-of-the-way places like U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum and Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain. Explore Huntsville's surroundings by going to Clarkson Covered Bridge (in Cullman), Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville) and Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (in Decatur). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Harmony Park Safari, steep yourself in history at Burritt on the Mountain, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Maple Hill Cemetery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntsville online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Huntsville takes 1.5 hours. In November in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and Joe Wheeler State Park. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Helen Keller Birthplace, contemplate the long history of Fame Recording Studios, walk around Spring Park, and appreciate the history behind Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence driving holiday planner.

Drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 5 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Red Clay Tours and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Noccalula Falls Park & Campground (in Gadsden), Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville) and Silver Lakes Golf Course (in Glencoe). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, get great views at Cheaha State Park, have fun and explore at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Florence to Birmingham takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.