45 days in Alabama Itinerary

45 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Huntsville
— 6 nights
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Fort Payne
— 3 nights
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Auburn
— 3 nights
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Orange Beach
— 5 nights
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Dauphin Island
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Mobile
— 6 nights
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Montgomery
— 7 nights
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Birmingham
— 8 nights
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Huntsville

— 6 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Get out of town with these interesting Huntsville side-trips: Historic Mooresville (in Mooresville), Goose Pond Colony Resort (in Scottsboro) and Decatur (Old Decatur Historic District & Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, make a trip to Independent Musical Productions, identify plant and animal life at Monte Sano Nature Preserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip itinerary planning app.

Belleville to Huntsville is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Belleville in April, expect Huntsville to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Fort Payne

— 3 nights
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville), Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro) and Chief Ladiga Trail (in Piedmont). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Little River Canyon National Preserve, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Desoto Falls, don't miss a visit to Little River Canyon Center, and immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fort Payne vacation planning site.

Drive from Huntsville to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in April, expect little chillier with lows of 46°F in Fort Payne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Auburn

— 3 nights
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auburn: Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail (in Dadeville) and Wind Creek State Park (in Alexander City). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, admire the majestic nature at Chewacla State Park, take a stroll through Toomer's Corner, and take in nature's colorful creations at Davis Arboretum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Auburn trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Auburn takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Payne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Auburn, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Orange Beach

— 5 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orange Beach: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park, trek along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, and meet the residents at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach visit planner.

Drive from Auburn to Orange Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Dauphin Island

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): tee off at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, then get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and then kick back and relax at Dauphin Island Public Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, then contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and then identify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dauphin Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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 in Dauphin Island, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Mobile

— 6 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Point Clear (Lakewood Golf Club & Confederate Rest Cemetery) and Fairhope (Fairhope Municipal Pier, Fairhope Museum, &more).

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mobile day trip planning app.

You can drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 7 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Venture out of the city with trips to Edmund Pettus Bridge (in Selma) and Peach Park (in Clanton). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, make a trip to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, and browse the exhibits of Civil Rights Memorial Center.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Montgomery tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in April, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 8 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail (in Anniston), Lewis Smith Lake Dam (in Jasper) and Cullman (Sportsman Lake Park & Ave Maria Grotto). There's much more to do: learn the secrets of beer at Red Clay Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Birmingham Zoo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, and join the crowd at Talladega Superspeedway.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Florence

— 4 nights
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). Florence is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, get to know the resident critters at University of North Alabama, walk around Deibert Park, and have fun and explore at Children's Museum of the Shoals.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Birmingham to Florence in 2 hours. May in Florence sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Historic Sites · 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.