33 days in Alabama Itinerary

33 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Fly
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Fort Morgan, Drive to Orange Beach
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Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dothan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Auburn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anniston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tuscaloosa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Clanton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selma
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fairhope
— 3 nights
Drive to Mobile Regional Airport, Fly to Madrid

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Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. On the 21st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, pause for some photo ops at Hank Williams Statue, then appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island, then steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, and finally make a trip to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Montgomery online sightseeing planner.

Madrid, Spain to Montgomery is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in June, Montgomery is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Dauphin Island

— 1 night
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. On the 23rd (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dauphin Island road trip planning tool.

Getting from Montgomery to Dauphin Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Dauphin Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Orange Beach

— 2 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf, enjoy breathtaking views from Wharf Ferris Wheel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Orange Beach Waterfront Park, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Indian & Sea Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Alabama Point East.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip itinerary website.

Getting from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In June in Orange Beach, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Huntsville.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Huntsville

— 2 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Weeden House Museum and Garden, then immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Harmony Park Safari, and finally ponder the design of Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Huntsville journey builder tool.

Fly from Orange Beach to Huntsville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Birmingham

— 3 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Aldridge Gardens, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vulcan Park and Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Birmingham trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Dothan.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Dothan

— 2 nights
Dothan is a city in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Alabama, situated approximately west of the Georgia state line and north of Florida. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park and Florida Caverns State Park. Explore Dothan's surroundings by going to DeFuniak Springs (Chautauqua Vineyards and Winery, Walton County Heritage Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Murals of the Wiregrass, examine the collection at George Washington Carver Interpretive Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Wiregrass Museum of Art.

Plan a Dothan trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Birmingham to Dothan in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Dothan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Dothan

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Auburn

— 3 nights
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, then stroll through Southeastern Raptor Center, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, and finally sample the fine beverages at John Emerald Distilling Company. On the next day, explore the activities along Columbus Riverwalk, learn about all things military at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, and then learn more about the world around you at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Auburn planning site.

Traveling by car from Dothan to Auburn takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Auburn can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Anniston.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Anniston

— 2 nights
Anniston is a city in Calhoun County in the state of Alabama. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): bet on your favorite at Talladega Superspeedway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park, then admire the sheer force of Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, and then trek along Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Anniston trip planner.

You can drive from Auburn to Anniston in 2 hours. In July in Anniston, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Tuscaloosa.

Things to do in Anniston

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tuscaloosa

— 3 nights
Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama (in the southeastern United States). Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Moundville Archaeological Park, then examine the collection at Paul W. Bryant Museum, and then stroll through Lake Nicol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mercedes-Benz US International Visitor Center/Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, and then examine the collection at Aliceville Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tuscaloosa vacation app.

Traveling by car from Anniston to Tuscaloosa takes 2 hours. July in Tuscaloosa sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Clanton.

Things to do in Tuscaloosa

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Clanton

— 2 nights
Clanton is a city in Chilton County, Alabama, United States. On the 10th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Heaton Pecan Farm. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alabama National Cemetery, then examine the collection at Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clanton Peach Water Tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Clanton trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Tuscaloosa to Clanton by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Clanton, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Selma.

Things to do in Clanton

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Selma

— 3 nights
Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. On the 13th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Brown Chapel AME Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Selma to Montgomery, then take an in-depth tour of Old Depot Museum, and finally snap pictures at Edmund Pettus Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Foscue Creek Park and then make a trip to Gaineswood.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Selma travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Clanton to Selma in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Selma are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Selma

Historic Sites · Trails · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mobile

— 3 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mobile Bay and Historic Oakleigh House.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mobile online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Selma to Mobile takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fairhope.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Fairhope

— 3 nights
Fairhope is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States, on a sloping plateau, along the cliffs and shoreline of Mobile Bay. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Confederate Rest Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Fort Pickens Area, then walk around Mullet Point Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fairhope Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Fairhope Avenue, stroll through Alligator Alley, then stop by Fairhope Roasting Company, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier.

For maps and more tourist information, read Fairhope trip planner.

Fairhope is very close to Mobile. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fairhope

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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History Museums · Military Museums · 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.