31 days in Alabama Itinerary

31 days in Alabama Itinerary

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31 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
+2
train + tram + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Birmingham
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Huntsville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Fort Payne
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Montgomery
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mobile
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gulf Shores
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

4
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville), Paul W. Bryant Museum (in Tuscaloosa) and Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, contemplate the long history of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and browse the exhibits of McWane Science Center.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham online holiday maker .

Fort Lauderdale to Birmingham is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Birmingham when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in August, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oak Mountain State Park, Paul W. Bryant Museum, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Ave Maria Grotto
Highlights from your plan
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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 find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House (in Florence), Muscle Shoals Sound Studio (in Sheffield) and Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville). There's much more to do: get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park, stroll around Big Spring Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Huntsville visit planner .

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goose Pond Colony Resort, Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, 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
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

4
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville), Wills Creek Vineyards (in Attalla) and Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve, learn about winemaking at Jules J. Berta Vineyards, make a trip to Little River Canyon Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Fort Payne day trip website .

You can drive from Huntsville to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Huntsville in August since evenings lows in Fort Payne dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Mentone, Jules J. Berta Vineyards, High Falls, Unclaimed Baggage Center, Lake Guntersville
Highlights from your plan
Little River Canyon National Preserve ©
DeSoto State Park ©
DeSoto State Park
Little River Canyon Center ©
Little River Canyon Center

4
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montgomery: Edmund Pettus Bridge (in Selma), Toomer's Corner (in Auburn) and Peach Park (in Clanton). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Montgomery road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Montgomery takes 3 hours. In August, Montgomery is a bit warmer than Fort Payne - with highs of 91°F and lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Toomer's Corner, Peach Park, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Jackson Lake Island
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

5
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mobile: Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum (in Monroeville), Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue, B & B Pecan Co., & more). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Battleship USS ALABAMA, contemplate the long history of The Fort of Colonial Mobile, get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Mobile, and see the interesting displays at GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mobile planning tool .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Mobile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Mobile are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope, Gator Alley Boardwalk, Confederate Rest Cemetery, Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum, Malbis Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Fairhope Avenue ©
Fairhope Avenue

5
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Gulf Shores side-trips: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Before you visit Gulf Shores, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Mobile to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gulf Shores are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Foley, Alligator Alley, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

3
nights
Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island ©
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. Spend the 31st (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, play a few rounds at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, and kick back and relax at Dauphin Island Public Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dauphin Island holiday planner.

Drive from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island in 1.5 hours. In August in Dauphin Island, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

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