30 days in Alabama Itinerary

30 days in Alabama Itinerary

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30 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + Taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Orange Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mobile
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Auburn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Birmingham
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Fort Payne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Huntsville
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: San Diego

4
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead will get you outdoors. Step out of Orange Beach with an excursion to Alligator Alley in Summerdale--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and appreciate the history behind Bamahenge.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach attractions planner.

San Diego to Orange Beach is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to Orange Beach, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Orange Beach, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Alligator Alley, Bamahenge
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Get in touch with nature at Magnolia Grove Golf Course and Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore), Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope Municipal Pier, & more) and Lakewood Golf Club (in Point Clear). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, kick back and relax at Dauphin Island Public Beach, play a few rounds at Rock Creek Golf Club, and walk around Bienville Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mobile holiday planning site .

You can drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in November, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Fairhope, Dauphin Island, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Lakewood Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary ©
Lakewood Golf Club ©
Lakewood Golf Club

5
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Alabama Safari Park and Wilderness Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montgomery: Cambrian Ridge (in Greenville) and John Henderson Family Park (in Enterprise). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park, take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, practice your aim at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex, and play a few rounds at Capitol Hill Golf Course.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Montgomery online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Montgomery takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Mobile in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Montgomery. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Auburn.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Prattville, John Henderson Family Park, Jackson Lake Island, Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka, Cambrian Ridge
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Alabama Safari Park ©
Alabama Safari Park
John Henderson Family Park ©
John Henderson Family Park

2
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and then don't miss a visit to Toomer's Corner. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Wind Creek State Park, trek along Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Auburn holiday maker site .

Drive from Montgomery to Auburn in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Auburn are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail, Wind Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site ©
Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail ©
Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail
Kreher Preserve & Nature Center ©
Kreher Preserve & Nature Center

5
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Take a break from the city and head to FarmLinks Golf Course and Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf. Venture out of the city with trips to Clear Creek (in Jasper), Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge (in West Blocton) and Morgan Creek Vineyards (in Harpersville). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Natural Bridge Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Trail.

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Traveling by car from Auburn to Birmingham takes 2.5 hours. November in Birmingham sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pelham, Clear Creek, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, Morgan Creek Vineyards, Natural Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge ©
Natural Bridge Park ©
Natural Bridge Park

4
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Little River Canyon National Preserve and True Adventure Sports. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Payne: Cherokee Rock Village (in Leesburg), Chief Ladiga Trail (in Piedmont) and Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Jules J. Berta Vineyards, look for all kinds of wild species at Tigers For Tomorrow, take in the dramatic scenery at Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fort Payne trip planner.

Drive from Birmingham to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in November, expect Fort Payne to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mentone, Attalla, Unclaimed Baggage, Cherokee Rock Village, Jules J. Berta Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Desoto Falls ©
Desoto Falls
Tigers For Tomorrow ©
Tigers For Tomorrow

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 Monte Sano Nature Preserve and Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead (in Estillfork) and Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Land Trust of North Alabama, take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Rocket Republic Brewing.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville holiday planner.

You can drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Rocket Republic Brewing
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park
Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead ©
Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead

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