38 days in Alabama Itinerary

38 days in Alabama Itinerary

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38 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Redmond
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Birmingham
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Huntsville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fort Payne
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Auburn
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Montgomery
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Orange Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Mobile
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Redmond

5
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge and DeSoto Caverns. Go for a jaunt from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa to see Bryant Denny Stadium about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Oak Mountain State Park, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, and grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Birmingham trip itinerary planning website .

Redmond to Birmingham is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Redmond, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Birmingham, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

DeSoto Caverns, Oak Mountain State Park, Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Bryant Denny Stadium
Highlights from your plan
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge ©
Oak Mountain State Park ©
Oak Mountain State Park

3
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). Get in touch with nature at Pickwick Lake and Dismals Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Joe Wheeler State Park (in Rogersville) and Natural Bridge Park (in Natural Bridge). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at University of North Alabama, steep yourself in history at Ivy Green, and examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Florence takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fame Recording Studios, Joe Wheeler State Park, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Dismals Canyon, Natural Bridge Park
Highlights from your plan
Dismals Canyon ©
Dismals Canyon
Natural Bridge Park ©
Natural Bridge Park
Joe Wheeler State Park ©
Joe Wheeler State Park

6
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Take a break from the city and head to Harmony Park Safari and Land Trust of North Alabama. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Wheeler Wildlife Refuge (in Decatur), Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead (in Estillfork) and Goose Pond Colony Resort (in Scottsboro). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, identify plant and animal life at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, Head underground at Cathedral Caverns State Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Maple Hill Cemetery.

Before you visit Huntsville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Florence to Huntsville takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Huntsville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Goose Pond Colony Resort, Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, Lake Guntersville State Park
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead ©
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge ©
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge

4
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Little River Canyon National Preserve and Desoto Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Payne: Noccalula Falls Park & Campground (in Gadsden), Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville) and Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at DeSoto State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Tigers for Tomorrow, admire the sheer force of Marthas Falls, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church.

Planning Fort Payne trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Fort Payne takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in July, plan for little chillier nights in Fort Payne, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mentone, Unclaimed Baggage Center, Lake Guntersville, High Falls, Tigers For Tomorrow
Highlights from your plan
Desoto Falls ©
Desoto Falls
Tigers For Tomorrow ©
Tigers For Tomorrow

3
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Visiting Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and Lake Martin will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, snap pictures at Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Chewacla State Park, and take a stroll through Toomer's Corner.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Auburn route planner .

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Auburn takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Martin, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Kreher Preserve & Nature Center ©
Kreher Preserve & Nature Center
Chewacla State Park ©
Chewacla State Park

5
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Alabama Safari Park and Capitol Hill Golf Course. Venture out of the city with trips to Peach Park (in Clanton) and Confederate Memorial Park (in Marbury). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Montgomery Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Montgomery travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Auburn to Montgomery in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Capitol Hill Golf Course, Peach Park, Confederate Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum
Alabama Safari Park ©
Alabama Safari Park
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©

5
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parasailing & Paragliding. Step out of Orange Beach with an excursion to Alligator Alley in Summerdale--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and stop by Pepper Palace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach journey app .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Orange Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. July in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Foley, Alligator Alley
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley

5
nights
Mobile

Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Fairhope (Fairhope Municipal Pier & Fairhope Avenue), Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore) and Dauphin Island (Fort Gaines & Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium). Next up on the itinerary: step aboard Battleship USS ALABAMA, examine the collection at Mobile Carnival Museum, don't miss a visit to Dauphin Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at Malbis Memorial Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mobile sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In July in Mobile, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Fairhope, Malbis Memorial Church, Southern Napa Fine Wine Store, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©

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