31 days in Alabama Itinerary

31 days in Alabama Itinerary

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31 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h
1
Mobile
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gulf Shores
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Montgomery
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Birmingham
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Huntsville
— 7 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Attractions like Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium and Fort Gaines make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Mobile side-trips: Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore), Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Fairhope (Fairhope Municipal Pier & Fairhope Avenue). There's much more to do: step aboard Battleship USS ALABAMA, make a trip to Tolstoy Park, explore the world behind art at Alabama Contemporary Art Center, and get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Mobile travel route builder website .

Sydney, Australia to Mobile is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Mobile is minus 16 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Mobile at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope, Dauphin Island, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Confederate Rest Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

5
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo will thrill your kids. Step out of Gulf Shores with an excursion to Fort Morgan State Historic Site in Fort Morgan--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Foley, putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, and find something for the whole family at The Wharf.

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Getting from Mobile to Gulf Shores by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Gulf Shores are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Family-friendly places like McClelland's Critters Zoo and John Henderson Family Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Montgomery side-trips: Toomer's Corner (in Auburn) and John Emerald Distilling Company (in Opelika). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Legacy Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montgomery Zoo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Civil Rights Memorial Center.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Montgomery trip simple and quick.

Drive from Gulf Shores to Montgomery in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

John Henderson Family Park, McClelland's Critters Zoo, John Emerald Distilling Company, Toomer's Corner
Highlights from your plan
John Henderson Family Park ©
John Henderson Family Park
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©

5
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Bring the kids along to McWane Science Center and Anniston Museum of Natural History. Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Talladega Superspeedway (in Talladega), Paul W. Bryant Museum (in Tuscaloosa) and Alabama National Cemetery (in Montevallo). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham visit planner.

Getting from Montgomery to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Alabama National Cemetery, Anniston Museum of Natural History, Paul W. Bryant Museum, Oak Mountain State Park, Talladega Superspeedway
Highlights from your plan
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo
Anniston Museum of Natural History ©

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). Attractions like University of North Alabama and Spring Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Dismals Canyon in Haleyville (about 54 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: walk around Deibert Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Sipsey Wilderness, see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and steep yourself in history at Fame Recording Studios.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence day trip website .

Drive from Birmingham to Florence in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Fame Recording Studios, Sipsey Wilderness, Dismals Canyon, Spring Park
Highlights from your plan
Deibert Park ©
Deibert Park
University of North Alabama ©
University of North Alabama
Dismals Canyon ©
Dismals Canyon

7
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Harmony Park Safari. Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Noccalula Falls Park & Campground (in Gadsden), Fort Payne (Little River Canyon National Preserve & DeSoto State Park) and Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, don't miss a visit to Maple Hill Cemetery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tigers for Tomorrow.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Huntsville trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Florence to Huntsville takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Huntsville are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Payne, Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, Unclaimed Baggage Center, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Ave Maria Grotto
Highlights from your plan
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park

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