35 days in Alabama Itinerary

35 days in Alabama Itinerary

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

— 4 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gulf Shores: Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foley, see the interesting displays at Foley Railroad Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gulf Shores trip builder app.

Philadelphia to Gulf Shores is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Philadelphia to Gulf Shores due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in February, plan for much hotter days in Gulf Shores, with highs around 66°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): play a few rounds at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and then kick back and relax at Dauphin Island Public Beach. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, and then identify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dauphin Island trip tool.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in February, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Mobile

— 5 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Fairhope (B & B Pecan Co., Fairhope Museum, &more).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mobile trip builder app.

Getting from Dauphin Island to Mobile by car takes about an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 6 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montgomery: Auburn (Chewacla State Park & Toomer's Corner), Edmund Pettus Bridge (in Selma) and John Emerald Distilling Company (in Opelika). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, get engrossed in the history at Equal Justice Initiative, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, and explore the world behind art at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Montgomery online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Montgomery takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Montgomery when traveling from Mobile in February, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · 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: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, learn the secrets of beer at Red Clay Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Civil Rights District, and take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Birmingham online trip maker.

Getting from Montgomery to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gadsden.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Gadsden

— 3 nights
Gadsden is a city in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U.S. state of Alabama. Explore Gadsden's surroundings by going to Fort Payne (DeSoto State Park & Little River Canyon National Preserve), Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort (in Mentone) and Anniston (Berman Museum of World History & Anniston Museum of Natural History). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park, learn about winemaking at Wills Creek Vineyards, and take in the dramatic scenery at Noccalula Falls Park & Campground.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gadsden holiday app.

You can drive from Birmingham to Gadsden in 1.5 hours. March in Gadsden sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Gadsden

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Jesse Owens Museum (in Danville) and Pond Spring (in Hillsboro). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, walk around Deibert Park, pause for some photo ops at Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall, and tee off at The Shoals Golf Club - Fighting Joe Course.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder.

Traveling by car from Gadsden to Florence takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 5 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 Scottsboro (Unclaimed Baggage & Scottsboro Boys Museum & Cultural Center), Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville) and Historic Mooresville (in Mooresville). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, don't miss a visit to Art on the Lake, identify plant and animal life at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, and learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville trip itinerary website.

Getting from Florence to Huntsville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Historic Sites
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.