43 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama's Gulf Coast trip planner
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Make it your trip
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Orange Beach
— 13 nights
Drive to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 12 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 17 nights
Drive to Valparaiso, Fly to Boston

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Orange Beach — 13 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orange Beach: Weeks Bay Reserve (in Fairhope), Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Mullet Point Park (in Point Clear). Pack the 26th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at OWA Parks & Resort. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Alley, examine the collection at Foley Railroad Museum, and take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach tour itinerary planner.

Boston to Orange Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Orange Beach due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Boston in March: high temperatures in Orange Beach hover around 69°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dauphin Island.
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Dauphin Island — 12 nights

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. Dauphin Island is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, kick back and relax at Dauphin Island Public Beach, and admire the majestic nature at Indian Shell Mound Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dauphin Island driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Orange Beach to Dauphin Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Dauphin Island are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll set off for Mobile on the 20th (Thu).
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Mobile — 17 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Fairhope (Fairhope Brewing Company, Fairhope Avenue, &more), Point Clear (Confederate Rest Cemetery & Lakewood Golf Club) and Perdido Vineyards (in Perdido).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobile travel route planning site.

You can drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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