31 days in Alabama Itinerary

31 days in Alabama Itinerary

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31 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fort Payne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Birmingham
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Montgomery
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mobile
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gulf Shores
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Appreciate the collections at U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum and Ivy Green are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Huntsville with an excursion to Cathedral Caverns State Park in Woodville--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Huntsville trip site .

Philadelphia to Huntsville is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Huntsville is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Huntsville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Ivy Green, Cathedral Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jules J. Berta Vineyards and Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church. Escape the urban bustle at Little River Canyon National Preserve and DeSoto State Park. Explore Fort Payne's surroundings by going to Noccalula Falls Park & Campground (in Gadsden), High Falls (in Geraldine) and Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Desoto Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Tigers For Tomorrow, hunt for treasures at Collinsville Trade Day, and admire the sheer force of Marthas Falls.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Payne online trip maker .

You can drive from Huntsville to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fort Payne, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Mentone, Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, Jules J. Berta Vineyards, Tigers For Tomorrow, Collinsville Trade Day
Highlights from your plan
Desoto Falls ©
Desoto Falls
Unclaimed Baggage ©
Unclaimed Baggage

6
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
3rd Street Promenade and McWane Science Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at 16th Street Baptist Church and Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Morgan Creek Vineyards (in Harpersville), Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman) and DeSoto Caverns (in Childersburg). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, shop like a local with Naked Art Gallery, stroll through Oak Mountain State Park, and contemplate the long history of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Birmingham takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Birmingham when traveling from Fort Payne in July, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cullman, Doughboy Monument at DeBardeleben Park, DeSoto Caverns, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Morgan Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center

6
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Get some cultural insight at National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Civil Rights Memorial Center and Hank Williams Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Montgomery side-trips: Priester's Pecans (in Fort Deposit), Toomer's Corner (in Auburn) and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (in Tuskegee Institute). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, and practice your aim at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Montgomery tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Birmingham to Montgomery by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Selma, Wilderness Park, Jackson Lake Island, Priester's Pecans, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

5
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kids will enjoy Fort Gaines and Dauphin Island Public Beach. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Bellingrath Gardens and Home will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Dauphin Island (Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS ALABAMA, stroll around Spanish Plaza Park, take an in-depth tour of Mobile Police History Museum, and steep yourself in history at Richards DAR House Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mobile travel planner .

You can drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

6
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Morgan State Historic Site and Indian & Sea Museum. Let the collections at Foley Art Center and Holmes Medical Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Alligator Alley in Summerdale (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Foley, look for gifts at Pepper Palace, and kick back and relax at Gulf State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gulf Shores trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Gulf Shores takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

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