30 days in Alabama Itinerary

30 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Fly to Mobile Regional Airport, Drive to Orange Beach
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Orange Beach
— 4 nights
Drive to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 4 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 5 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 6 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
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Huntsville
— 6 nights
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Orange Beach — 4 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
We've included these beaches for you: Gulf Shores Public Beach and Gulf State Park. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Alligator Alley in Summerdale (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, enjoy the sand and surf at Orange Beach Waterfront Park, and stop by Rouses.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Orange Beach road trip website.

Bucaramanga, Colombia to Orange Beach is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bucaramanga in July, with highs in Orange Beach at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dauphin Island.
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Outdoors · Parks · 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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Dauphin Island Public Beach and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dauphin Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Orange Beach to Dauphin Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Dauphin Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mobile.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Mobile — 4 nights

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Richards DAR House Museum and Historic Oakleigh House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mobile Carnival Museum and Conde-Charlotte Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mobile: Fairhope (Fairhope Museum, Fairhope Avenue, &more).

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mobile trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. July in Mobile sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montgomery.
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Museums · Historic Sites · 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 National Memorial for Peace and Justice and First White House of the Confederacy. Get some cultural insight at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and Legacy Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Edmund Pettus Bridge (in Selma), Toomer's Corner (in Auburn) and George Washington Carver Museum (in Tuskegee). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Alabama Department of Archives and History, and ponder the world of politics at Alabama State Capitol.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Montgomery trip app.

Drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In July in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Birmingham.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Birmingham — 6 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Noccalula Falls Park & Campground and 16th Street Baptist Church. Get some historical perspective at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark and Ave Maria Grotto. Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: Paul W. Bryant Museum (in Tuscaloosa), Moundville Archaeological Park (in Moundville) and Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (in McCalla). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, browse for treasures at Highway Pickers Antique Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Florence — 2 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). Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, then see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and then contemplate the long history of Fame Recording Studios. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Helen Keller Birthplace, then contemplate the long history of Ivy Green, and then examine the collection at Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Birmingham to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Florence sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Huntsville.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Huntsville — 6 nights

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum and Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little River Canyon National Preserve and Burritt on the Mountain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Desoto Falls (in Mentone), Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville) and John Maner's Pro Fishing Guide Service (in Guntersville). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, look and learn at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park, and explore the world behind art at Huntsville Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Huntsville driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Florence to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
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.
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