30 days in Alabama Itinerary

30 days in Alabama Itinerary

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30 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
1
Birmingham
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Huntsville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fort Payne
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Mobile
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gulf Shores
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Montgomery
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

4
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kids will enjoy McWane Science Center and Birmingham Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Talladega Superspeedway (in Talladega), Paul W. Bryant Museum (in Tuscaloosa) and Alabama National Cemetery (in Montevallo). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, shop like a local with The Market at Pepper Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church, and admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Birmingham. In November, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doughboy Monument at DeBardeleben Park, Oak Mountain State Park, Paul W. Bryant Museum, Ave Maria Grotto, Talladega Superspeedway
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
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). Family-friendly places like Children's Museum of the Shoals and University of North Alabama will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Tuscumbia (Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery & Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve) and Dismals Canyon (in Haleyville). The adventure continues: stroll around Deibert Park, steep yourself in history at Fame Recording Studios, and see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence tour builder site .

You can drive from Birmingham to Florence in 2 hours. In November in Florence, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Tuscumbia, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Dismals Canyon, Fame Recording Studios
Highlights from your plan
Deibert Park ©
Deibert Park
University of North Alabama ©
University of North Alabama
Children's Museum of the Shoals ©
Children's Museum of the Shoals

5
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Cathedral Caverns State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Isom's Orchard in Athens (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, stroll the grounds of Maple Hill Cemetery, and immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Florence to Huntsville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Rainbow Mountain Trails, Isom's Orchard, Cook Museum of Natural Science, Cathedral Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park

3
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Payne: Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville), Chief Ladiga Trail (in Piedmont) and Noccalula Falls Park & Campground (in Gadsden). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve, immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, and stop by Unclaimed Baggage Center.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Fort Payne using our trip planner.

Getting from Huntsville to Fort Payne by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Fort Payne, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Guntersville, Unclaimed Baggage, Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, Chief Ladiga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground ©
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
Tigers For Tomorrow ©
Tigers For Tomorrow

4
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium and Fort Gaines. Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear), Fairhope (Fairhope Municipal Pier, B & B Pecan Co., & more) and Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Battleship USS ALABAMA, enjoy some music at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and don't miss a visit to Dauphin Street.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mobile travel route builder website .

Drive from Fort Payne to Mobile in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Fort Payne in November, expect Mobile to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope, Dauphin Island, Confederate Rest Cemetery, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

5
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gulf State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gulf Shores: Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Pepper Palace, and get in on the family fun at Adventure Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores route planning site .

Drive from Mobile to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Alligator Alley, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Bamahenge, Holmes Medical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Attractions like Alabama Safari Park and John Henderson Family Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montgomery: McClelland's Critters Zoo (in Banks), Toomer's Corner (in Auburn) and Tuskegee Human &Civil Rights Multicultural Center (in Tuskegee). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex, contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montgomery Zoo.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Montgomery trip planning site .

Getting from Gulf Shores to Montgomery by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. November in Montgomery sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Montgomery

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

John Henderson Family Park, Jackson Lake Island, Toomer's Corner, Tuskegee Human &Civil Rights Multicultural Center, McClelland's Critters Zoo
Highlights from your plan
McClelland's Critters Zoo ©
McClelland's Critters Zoo
Alabama Safari Park ©
Alabama Safari Park
John Henderson Family Park ©
John Henderson Family Park

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