37 days in Alabama Itinerary

37 days in Alabama Itinerary

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37 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Mobile
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gulf Shores
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Montgomery
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Birmingham
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Fort Payne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Huntsville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Florence
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

5
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear), Fairhope (Fairhope Museum, Fairhope Municipal Pier, & more) and Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum (in Monroeville). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, stroll around Bienville Square, explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Mobile road trip planner.

Indianapolis to Mobile is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Indianapolis to Mobile, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in January, expect Mobile to be much hotter, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope, Daphne, Confederate Rest Cemetery, Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Fairhope Avenue ©
Fairhope Avenue

1
night
Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island ©
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 6th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Dauphin Island trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Dauphin Island takes an hour. In February, daytime highs in Dauphin Island are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

5
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Take a break from Gulf Shores with a short trip to Fort Morgan State Historic Site in Fort Morgan, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park, trek along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, get engrossed in the history at Holmes Medical Museum, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Dauphin Island to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Foley, Elberta, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge ©

6
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Montgomery: McClelland's Critters Zoo (in Banks), Auburn (Chewacla State Park & Toomer's Corner) and John Emerald Distilling Company (in Opelika). There's lots more to do: hit the bull's-eye at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Live Oak Cemetery, contemplate the long history of National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and hike along John Henderson Family Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Montgomery trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Gulf Shores to Montgomery takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Montgomery when traveling from Gulf Shores in February, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Auburn, Jackson Lake Island, John Emerald Distilling Company, John Henderson Family Park, McClelland's Critters Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©

6
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: FarmLinks Golf Course (in Sylacauga), Oneonta (Easley Covered Bridge & Palisades Park) and Talladega (International Motorsports Hall of Fame & Talladega Superspeedway). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham road trip website .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Birmingham are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Oneonta, Talladega, Doughboy Monument at DeBardeleben Park, FarmLinks Golf Course, Moundville Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

4
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Explore Fort Payne's surroundings by going to Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro), Gadsden (Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park, Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, & more) and Cherokee County Alabama Historical Museum (in Centre). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Little River Canyon Center, learn about winemaking at Wills Creek Vineyards, hit the slopes at Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort, and take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Payne itinerary planner .

Drive from Birmingham to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in February, expect Fort Payne to be little chillier, temps between 54°F and 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Gadsden, Mentone, Wills Creek Vineyards, Jules J. Berta Vineyards, Unclaimed Baggage
Highlights from your plan
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground ©
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
Little River Canyon Center ©
Little River Canyon Center

5
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Athens (Isom's Orchard & Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives), Art on the Lake (in Guntersville) and Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville). There's much more to do: get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, stroll around Big Spring Park, get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and get your game on at Civil Axe Throwing - Huntsville.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip builder tool .

Getting from Fort Payne to Huntsville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Decatur, Athens, Historic Mooresville, Art on the Lake, Beehive Bathhouse
Highlights from your plan
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
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). Florence is known for historic sites, parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Sipsey Wilderness, steep yourself in history at Ivy Green, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of the Shoals, and examine the collection at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip site .

Getting from Huntsville to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. March in Florence sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tuscumbia, Sheffield, Fame Recording Studios, Sipsey Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Sipsey Wilderness ©
Sipsey Wilderness
Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall ©
Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall
Children's Museum of the Shoals ©
Children's Museum of the Shoals

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