31 days in Alabama Itinerary

31 days in Alabama Itinerary

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31 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Savannah
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Orange Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dauphin Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Mobile
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Montgomery
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Birmingham
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Fort Payne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Huntsville
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Savannah

4
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Explore Orange Beach's surroundings by going to Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach day trip planning tool .

Savannah to Orange Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Savannah to Orange Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Orange Beach, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Foley, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Alligator Alley, Bamahenge
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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. On the 6th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, then steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, and then identify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, then get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and then kick back and relax at Dauphin Island Public Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dauphin Island attractions planner.

Getting from Orange Beach to Dauphin Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Dauphin Island are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

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

4
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) and Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue & Fairhope Municipal Pier). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, don't miss a visit to Dauphin Street, and see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Mobile route planner .

Traveling by car from Dauphin Island to Mobile takes an hour. May in Mobile sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fairhope, Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum, Gator Alley Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Fairhope Avenue ©
Fairhope Avenue

5
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Edmund Pettus Bridge (in Selma), Toomer's Corner (in Auburn) and John Emerald Distilling Company (in Opelika). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get engrossed in the history at Civil Rights Memorial Center, get a sense of history and politics at Alabama State Capitol, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Montgomery day trip planner.

You can drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Toomer's Corner, Jackson Lake Island, John Emerald Distilling Company, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Peach Park
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©

5
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Alabama National Cemetery (in Montevallo), Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman) and Talladega Superspeedway (in Talladega). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kelly Ingram Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doughboy Monument at DeBardeleben Park, Talladega Superspeedway, Oak Mountain State Park, Ave Maria Grotto, Alabama National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

3
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Payne: Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro), Chief Ladiga Trail (in Piedmont) and Noccalula Falls Park & Campground (in Gadsden). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Little River Canyon National Preserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park, and don't miss a visit to Little River Canyon Center.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fort Payne trip planner .

Getting from Birmingham to Fort Payne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in May, plan for little chillier nights in Fort Payne, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mentone, Unclaimed Baggage, Chief Ladiga Trail, Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, Tigers For Tomorrow
Highlights from your plan
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground ©
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
DeSoto State Park ©
DeSoto State Park

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). Florence is known for historic sites, parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Deibert Park, appreciate the history behind Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall, steep yourself in history at Ivy Green, and get to know the resident critters at University of North Alabama.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip builder .

Getting from Fort Payne to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tuscumbia, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sipsey Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Deibert Park ©
Deibert Park
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House ©

4
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Step out of Huntsville to go to Woodville and see Cathedral Caverns State Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Huntsville tour builder website .

You can drive from Florence to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

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

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