4 days in Alabama Itinerary

4 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Orange Beach
— 1 night
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Orange Beach

— 1 night
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick your exploration up a notch at Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park, and then don't miss a visit to Wharf Ferris Wheel. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, relax and rejuvenate at Bodenhamer Recreation Center, and then kick back and relax at Gulf State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Orange Beach day trip website.

Tampa to Orange Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then test your team's savvy at Breakout Games - Birmingham, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, then stroll around Vulcan Park and Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Orange Beach to Birmingham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.