31 days in Alabama Itinerary

31 days in Alabama Itinerary

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31 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Belem
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Auburn
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Fort Payne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Huntsville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Birmingham
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Montgomery
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Mobile
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Gulf Shores
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Belem

2
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail (in Dadeville) and Wind Creek State Park (in Alexander City). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Toomer's Corner, admire all the interesting features of Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, snap pictures at Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at John Emerald Distilling Company.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Auburn day trip planner.

Belem, Brazil to Auburn is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Belem to Auburn, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Belem in October: high temperatures in Auburn hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Kids will enjoy Tigers for Tomorrow and Anniston Museum of Natural History. Explore Fort Payne's surroundings by going to Wills Creek Vineyards (in Attalla), Noccalula Falls Park & Campground (in Gadsden) and Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro). There's still lots to do: walk around Little River Canyon National Preserve, immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park, and don't miss a visit to Little River Canyon Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Payne trip planning app .

Getting from Auburn to Fort Payne by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Auburn in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Fort Payne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Attalla, Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, Anniston Museum of Natural History, Unclaimed Baggage Center
Highlights from your plan
Tigers For Tomorrow ©
Tigers For Tomorrow
Anniston Museum of Natural History ©

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Cathedral Caverns State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartselle Aquatic Center (in Hartselle), Florence (Deibert Park & Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House) and Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari, explore the different monuments and memorials at Maple Hill Cemetery, and admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Huntsville driving holiday planner .

Drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In October in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Florence, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Cook Museum of Natural Science, Ave Maria Grotto, Hartselle Aquatic Center
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari

4
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Family-friendly places like McWane Science Center and DeSoto Caverns will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Paul W. Bryant Museum (in Tuscaloosa) and Talladega Superspeedway (in Talladega). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Birmingham tour planner.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Talladega Superspeedway, Paul W. Bryant Museum, DeSoto Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
DeSoto Caverns ©
DeSoto Caverns

4
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like McClelland's Critters Zoo and Montgomery Zoo. Take a break from Montgomery with a short trip to John Henderson Family Park in Enterprise, about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, admire the local landmark of Court Square Fountain, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, read Montgomery visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

John Henderson Family Park, McClelland's Critters Zoo
Highlights from your plan
John Henderson Family Park ©
John Henderson Family Park
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

4
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium and Fort Gaines. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore), Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue & Fairhope Municipal Pier). The adventure continues: take a tour of Battleship USS ALABAMA, get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Mobile, examine the collection at GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, and browse the exhibits of The Fort of Colonial Mobile.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mobile trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Montgomery to Mobile by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October in Mobile, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) 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, Malbis Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

7
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gulf State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Gulf Shores: Mullet Point Park (in Point Clear), Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Shores Public Beach, and look for gifts at Chocolate Corner.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores journey maker .

You can drive from Mobile to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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