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

4
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Family-friendly places like McWane Science Center and Rickwood Caverns State Park will thrill your kids. Museum-lovers will get to explore Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Birmingham Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville) and Tuscaloosa (Bryant Museum, Paul W. Bryant Museum, & more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, walk around Kelly Ingram Park, take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Birmingham. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tuscaloosa, Rickwood Caverns State Park, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center

5
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Richards DAR House Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Middle Bay Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Mobile side-trips: Fairhope Avenue (in Fairhope), Dauphin Island (Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, Fort Gaines, & more) and Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Battleship USS ALABAMA, get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Mobile, examine the collection at Mobile Carnival Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Malbis Memorial Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mobile day trip planning website .

Drive from Birmingham to Mobile in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. June in Mobile sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Confederate Rest Cemetery, Malbis Memorial Church, Fairhope Avenue, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

5
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Fort Morgan State Historic Site and Foley Railroad Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gulf State Park Fishing Pier. Step out of Gulf Shores to go to Summerdale and see Alligator Alley, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Gulf State Park, stop by Beach Jerky, get interesting insight from Tours, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gulf Shores tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Gulf Shores takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gulf Shores are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Foley Railroad Museum, Alligator Alley
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Alabama Safari Park and Montgomery Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Lowndes County Interpretive Center (in Hayneville) and Edmund Pettus Bridge (in Selma). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, steep yourself in history at The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, take an in-depth tour of Legacy Museum, and explore the world behind art at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montgomery route planning website .

Traveling by car from Gulf Shores to Montgomery takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Auburn.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lowndes County Interpretive Center, Edmund Pettus Bridge
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

3
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. You'll explore and learn at Tuskegee Human &Civil Rights Multicultural Center and Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and George Washington Carver Museum. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Toomer's Corner, admire all the interesting features of Jordan-Hare Stadium, look for gifts at Tiger Town, and admire the majestic nature at Chewacla State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Auburn trip planner .

Drive from Montgomery to Auburn in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Auburn are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Opelika, Tuskegee, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site ©
George Washington Carver Museum ©
George Washington Carver Museum
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art ©

2
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. On the 24th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Little River Canyon National Preserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, and then admire the majestic nature at Desoto Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage Center, learn about winemaking at Jules J. Berta Vineyards, and then stroll around Noccalula Falls Park & Campground.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fort Payne trip planning site .

You can drive from Auburn to Fort Payne in 3 hours. Traveling from Auburn in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Fort Payne, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mentone, Jules J. Berta Vineyards, Unclaimed Baggage Center, Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
Highlights from your plan
Little River Canyon National Preserve ©
Jules J. Berta Vineyards ©
Jules J. Berta Vineyards
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground ©
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground

5
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Get outdoors at Harmony Park Safari and Cathedral Caverns State Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Mooresville and Ave Maria Grotto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Ivy Green (in Tuscumbia), Muscle Shoals Sound Studio (in Sheffield) and Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House (in Florence). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of 3rd Street Promenade, and identify plant and animal life at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip builder .

Drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. June in Huntsville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cullman, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Historic Mooresville, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Hampton Cove Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

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