4 days in Alabama Itinerary

4 days in Alabama Itinerary

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4 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  4​h
1
Huntsville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Birmingham
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h
3
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Detroit

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hours
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
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 27th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then view the masterpieces at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Huntsville trip planner .

Detroit to Huntsville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Huntsville is minus 1 hour. In June, Huntsville is somewhat warmer than Detroit - with highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment ©
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham itinerary site .

Getting from Huntsville to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foley, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo and then take in the history at Fort Morgan State Historic Site.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Birmingham to Orange Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Tanger Outlets Foley
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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