30 days in Alabama Itinerary

30 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Fly to Valparaiso, Drive to Gulf Shores
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Gulf Shores
— 3 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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Auburn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Payne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Huntsville
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 3 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 4 nights
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Gulf Shores

— 3 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Foley Railroad Museum and Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead. Step out of Gulf Shores with an excursion to Alligator Alley in Summerdale--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Gulf Shores Public Beach, get in on the family fun at Adventure Island, trek along Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gulf Shores route planning app.

New York City to Gulf Shores is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Gulf Shores, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, expect nights in Gulf Shores to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · 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. On the 8th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, then contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): get outside with Action Outdoors, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dauphin Island Public Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dauphin Island visit planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. November in Dauphin Island sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Mobile

— 4 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Mobile Carnival Museum and Fairhope Municipal Pier. Venture out of the city with trips to Fairhope (B & B Pecan Co., Fairhope Museum, &more).

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mobile holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dauphin Island to Mobile takes an hour. In November in Mobile, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · 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. Explore hidden gems such as Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Take a break from Montgomery with a short trip to Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center, contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, browse the exhibits of The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, and stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Montgomery sightseeing planner.

Drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Montgomery when traveling from Mobile in November, with lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can 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. On the 19th (Fri), visit Toomer's Corner, then admire the majestic nature at Chewacla State Park, and then take an in-depth tour of George Washington Carver Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Auburn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Auburn takes an hour. In November in Auburn, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Fort Payne

— 2 nights
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. On the 21st (Sun), admire the majestic nature at DeSoto State Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Desoto Falls, and then examine the collection at Alabama Fan Club and Museum. 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 contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Guntersville.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fort Payne travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Auburn to Fort Payne takes 3.5 hours. In November, Fort Payne is little chillier than Auburn - with highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 4 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 Burritt on the Mountain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville), Clarkson Covered Bridge (in Cullman) and Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (in Decatur). There's still lots to do: stroll through Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, don't miss a visit to Maple Hill Cemetery, admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, and explore the world behind art at Huntsville Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Huntsville trip planner.

Drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Huntsville are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) 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). Discover out-of-the-way places like Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and Helen Keller Birthplace. Change things up with a short trip to Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, walk around Spring Park, pause for some photo ops at Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall, and contemplate the long history of Ivy Green.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Florence takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 4 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Red Clay Tours and Paul W. Bryant Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (in McCalla), Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa (in Tuscaloosa) and Anniston (Berman Museum of World History & Anniston Museum of Natural History). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church, and stroll through Kelly Ingram Park.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Birmingham takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

4.3
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.