30 days in Alabama Itinerary

30 days in Alabama Itinerary

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30 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Huntsville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tuscumbia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Fort Payne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Birmingham
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Auburn
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Montgomery
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Mobile
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Orange Beach
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Houston

4
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Get in touch with nature at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain and Joe Wheeler State Park. Visit Burritt on the Mountain and Maple Hill Cemetery for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Wheeler Wildlife Refuge (in Decatur), Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead (in Estillfork) and Lake Guntersville State Park (in Guntersville). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Land Trust of North Alabama, play a few rounds at Goose Pond Colony Resort, trek along Rainbow Mountain Trails, and walk around Big Spring Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntsville day trip planning app .

Houston to Huntsville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, Huntsville is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rainbow Mountain Trails, Goose Pond Colony Resort, Joe Wheeler State Park, Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, Lake Guntersville State Park
Highlights from your plan
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge ©
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge
Lake Guntersville State Park ©
Lake Guntersville State Park

1
night
Tuscumbia

Tuscumbia ©
Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ivy Green, then see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, then contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at University of North Alabama.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tuscumbia trip planner .

Getting from Huntsville to Tuscumbia by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Florence, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Highlights from your plan
Ivy Green ©
Ivy Green
Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

3
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little River Canyon National Preserve and Tigers for Tomorrow. Take a break from the city and head to Desoto Falls and Chief Ladiga Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Payne: Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville) and Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Marthas Falls and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Payne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tuscumbia to Fort Payne takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Tuscumbia in June, you will find days in Fort Payne are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mentone, Tigers For Tomorrow, Unclaimed Baggage, Lake Guntersville, Chief Ladiga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Desoto Falls ©
Desoto Falls
Tigers For Tomorrow ©
Tigers For Tomorrow

4
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge and Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and 16th Street Baptist Church. Change things up with a short trip to Natural Bridge Park in Natural Bridge (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Red Mountain Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kelly Ingram Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at First United Methodist Church.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham day trip planning app .

You can drive from Fort Payne to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Payne in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Birmingham, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Natural Bridge Park, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
Highlights from your plan
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©
16th Street Baptist Church ©
16th Street Baptist Church
Natural Bridge Park ©
Natural Bridge Park

4
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and Fendall Hall. Get in touch with nature at Chewacla State Park and Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve & Nature Center. Get out of town with these interesting Auburn side-trips: Alexander City (Lake Martin & Wind Creek State Park) and Shorter Mansion (in Eufaula). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Southeastern Raptor Center, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at John Emerald Distilling Company, and explore and take pictures at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Auburn road trip planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Auburn by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June in Auburn, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alexander City, Eufaula, John Emerald Distilling Company, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site ©
Chewacla State Park ©
Chewacla State Park
Kreher Preserve & Nature Center ©
Kreher Preserve & Nature Center

4
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Get some historical perspective at First White House of the Confederacy and Old Live Oak Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Montgomery: Peach Park (in Clanton) and Selma (Brown Chapel AME Church, Selma Interpretive Center, & more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery, examine the collection at The MOOseum, and get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Montgomery attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Auburn to Montgomery in an hour. In June in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Selma, Peach Park, Capitol Hill Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Old Alabama Town ©
Old Alabama Town
First White House of the Confederacy ©

4
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Fort Gaines. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Take a break from Mobile with a short trip to Fairhope Museum in Fairhope, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, take a tour of Battleship USS ALABAMA, steep yourself in history at Richards DAR House Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mobile Bay.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobile attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Mobile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Fairhope Museum, Malbis Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Richards DAR House Museum ©
Richards DAR House Museum
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary ©

5
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alligator Alley and Fort Morgan State Historic Site. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Gulf State Park Fishing Pier will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park, see the interesting displays at Indian & Sea Museum, and stroll through Orange Beach Waterfront Park.

To plan Orange Beach vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Alligator Alley, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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