4 days in Alabama Mountain Lakes Itinerary

4 days in Alabama Mountain Lakes Itinerary

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Fort Payne
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— 3 nights

Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Desoto Falls and then take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve.

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Tampa to Fort Payne is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Tampa to Fort Payne, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampa in August, with highs in Fort Payne at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Nature Parks Wildlife

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Desoto Falls
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Little River Canyon National Preserve ©
Little River Canyon National Preserve


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: Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman) and Noccalula Falls Park & Campground (in Gadsden). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, and admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

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Drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In August in Huntsville, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ave Maria Grotto, Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
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U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari