31 days in Alabama Itinerary

31 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama visit planner
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Orange Beach
— 5 nights
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Mobile
— 3 nights
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Montgomery
— 5 nights
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Birmingham
— 5 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Huntsville
— 5 nights
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Fort Payne
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Orange Beach — 5 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Adventure Island. Take a break from Orange Beach with a short trip to Alligator Alley in Summerdale, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, walk around Orange Beach Waterfront Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and stroll through Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orange Beach tour itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Orange Beach is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Orange Beach is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mobile.
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Mobile — 3 nights

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Battleship USS ALABAMA and Conde-Charlotte Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore) and Dauphin Island (Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary & Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab).

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You can drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. October in Mobile sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 5 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Bring the kids along to National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Alabama Safari Park. Take a break from Montgomery with a short trip to Toomer's Corner in Auburn, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, and make a trip to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Montgomery holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Montgomery takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mobile in October since evenings lows in Montgomery dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 5 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Venture out of the city with trips to DeSoto Caverns (in Childersburg) and Talladega Superspeedway (in Talladega). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Birmingham Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kelly Ingram Park, and take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip planner.

Drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Birmingham are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.
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Florence — 4 nights

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). You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Deibert Park and W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, pause for some photo ops at Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall, and stroll around River Heritage Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online tour planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Florence in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Huntsville.
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Huntsville — 5 nights

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Bring the kids along to U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Maple Hill Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Decatur (Wheeler Lake & Morgan Coutny Archives) and Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Huntsville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Payne.
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Fort Payne — 3 nights

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Take a break from Fort Payne with a short trip to Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigers For Tomorrow, immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park, and make a trip to Little River Canyon Center.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Payne online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Huntsville to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in October, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Fort Payne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Alabama travel guide

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Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.
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