32 days in Alabama Itinerary

32 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama tour planner

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Huntsville
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Birmingham
— 5 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gulf Shores
— 5 nights
Taxi to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 2 nights
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Mobile
— 4 nights
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Gadsden
— 2 nights
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Huntsville

— 4 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Explore Huntsville's surroundings by going to Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville) and Scottsboro (Scottsboro Boys Museum & Cultural Center, Unclaimed Baggage, &more). There's lots more to do: get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, browse the different shops at Bridge Street Town Centre, and immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville trip builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Huntsville. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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). Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery (in Tuscumbia) and Dismals Canyon (in Haleyville). And it doesn't end there: walk around Deibert Park, examine the collection at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, steep yourself in history at Ivy Green, and get engrossed in the history at Helen Keller Birthplace.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence trip builder app.

Getting from Huntsville to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 5 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Birmingham is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Good People Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Montgomery

— 5 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Venture out of the city with trips to Toomer's Corner (in Auburn) and Lake Martin Recreation Area (in Dadeville). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, and steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Montgomery using our trip planner.

Drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Montgomery are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gulf Shores

— 5 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gulf State Park and Gulf Shores Public Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gulf Shores: Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Orange Beach Waterfront Park, relax and rejuvenate at Bodenhamer Recreation Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foley.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores trip planner.

Getting from Montgomery to Gulf Shores by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Gulf Shores are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Dauphin Island

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): play a few rounds at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, then stroll through Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and then stroll through Dauphin Island Public Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, then contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dauphin Island trip planning website.

Getting from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Dauphin Island can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Mobile

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Mobile side-trips: Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Fairhope (Fairhope Museum, Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more).

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mobile tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. June in Mobile sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gadsden.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Gadsden

— 2 nights
Gadsden is a city in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U.S. state of Alabama. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll around Little River Canyon National Preserve and then immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, then examine the collection at International Motorsports Hall of Fame, then bet on your favorite at Talladega Superspeedway, and finally steep yourself in history at Easley Covered Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gadsden online trip maker.

Drive from Mobile to Gadsden in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mobile in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gadsden, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Gadsden

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
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.