49 days in Alabama Itinerary

49 days in Alabama Itinerary

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49 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  18​h
1
Fairhope
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Summerdale
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Mobile
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  1​h 30​min
5
Orange Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Montgomery
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Auburn
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Fort Payne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Huntsville
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Cullman
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Birmingham
— 6 nights
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Milan

1
night
Fairhope

Fairhope ©
Fairhope is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States, on a sloping plateau, along the cliffs and shoreline of Mobile Bay. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Weeks Bay Reserve and then sample the tasty concoctions at Fairhope Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Windmill Market, then tee off at Lakewood Golf Club, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fairhope driving holiday planner .

Milan, Italy to Fairhope is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Milan to Fairhope. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milan in April: high temperatures in Fairhope hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Fairhope

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lakewood Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Weeks Bay Reserve ©
Weeks Bay Reserve
Fairhope Brewing Company ©
Fairhope Brewing Company
Windmill Market ©
Windmill Market

1
night
Summerdale

Summerdale ©
Alligator Alley has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Alligator Alley, stop by Burris Farm Market, and then enjoy some friendly competition at The Gulf Bowl.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Summerdale trip itinerary website .

Summerdale is just a short distance from Fairhope. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Summerdale

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Burris Farm Market, The Gulf Bowl
Highlights from your plan
Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley
Burris Farm Market ©
Burris Farm Market

6
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Shearwater Pottery and Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at The Preserve Golf Club and Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. Explore Mobile's surroundings by going to Grand Bear Golf Course (in Saucier) and Biloxi (Biloxi Beach & Beau Rivage Casino). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Richards DAR House Museum, tee off at Magnolia Grove Golf Course, look for gifts at Bienville Books, and admire the majestic nature at Historic Blakeley State Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mobile trip planner.

Drive from Summerdale to Mobile in an hour. April in Mobile sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Mobile

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Biloxi, Historic Blakeley State Park, Grand Bear Golf Course, Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, Shearwater Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Biloxi Beach ©
Biloxi Beach
Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum ©

3
nights
Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Indian Shell Mound Park. Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Fort Gaines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium and Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dauphin Island Public Beach, head outdoors with Action Outdoors, and play a few rounds at Isle Dauphine Golf Club.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dauphin Island vacation app .

You can drive from Mobile to Dauphin Island in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium ©
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium

5
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Destin History & Fishing Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Crystal Sands Beach and Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier. When in Orange Beach, make a side trip to see Pensacola Beach in Pensacola Beach, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, stop by Chocolate Corner, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Orange Beach day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Gulf Shores, Destin, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Crystal Sands Beach ©
Crystal Sands Beach
Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier ©
Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier

7
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Get some cultural insight at Rosa Parks Museum and First White House of the Confederacy. Step out of the city life by going to Cambrian Ridge and Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson. Change things up with these side-trips from Montgomery: Lowndes County Interpretive Center (in Hayneville), Selma (Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Old Live Oak Cemetery, & more) and Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum (in Georgiana). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center, stop by Priester's Pecans, and learn something new at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Montgomery planner .

Traveling by car from Orange Beach to Montgomery takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Selma, Lowndes County Interpretive Center, Priester's Pecans, Durbin Farms Market, Cambrian Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park ©
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum

3
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wild Animal Safari and Lunch Box Museum. Get some historical perspective at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and Shorter Mansion. Change things up with these side-trips from Auburn: Fendall Hall (in Eufaula) and National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center (in Columbus).

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Auburn tour builder app .

You can drive from Montgomery to Auburn in an hour. In May in Auburn, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eufaula, Columbus, Wild Animal Safari, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Wild Animal Safari ©
Wild Animal Safari
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site ©

3
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Fort Payne Depot Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at The Georgia Winery and Signal Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Payne: Back Forty Beer Co (in Gadsden) and Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Tigers for Tomorrow and hunt for treasures at Collinsville Trade Day.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Payne online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Auburn to Fort Payne takes 3 hours. Traveling from Auburn in May, plan for little chillier nights in Fort Payne, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Tigers for Tomorrow, Signal Point, Back Forty Beer Co, Collinsville Trade Day, Unclaimed Baggage Center
Highlights from your plan
Tigers for Tomorrow ©
Tigers for Tomorrow
The Georgia Winery ©
The Georgia Winery

7
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Step off the beaten path and head to George Dickel Distillery and U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum. President James K. Polk Home & Museum and Falls Mill will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Huntsville side-trips: Guntersville State Park (in Guntersville), Prichard's Distillery (in Kelso) and Short Springs Natural Area (in Tullahoma). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Lynchburg Hardware and General Store, examine the collection at Old Jail Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, and learn about all things military at Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Huntsville sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Huntsville takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fort Payne in May since evenings lows in Huntsville dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Lynchburg, Tullahoma, Athens, Guntersville State Park, Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
Short Springs Natural Area ©
Short Springs Natural Area
George Dickel Distillery ©
George Dickel Distillery
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
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). You'll explore and learn at Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center and Indian Mound & Museum. Visit Shiloh National Military Park and Ivy Green for their historical value. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Corinth (Corinth National Cemetery & The Crossroads Museum) and Shiloh Museum and Gift Shop (in Shiloh). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House and examine the collection at Pope's Tavern.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planning tool .

You can drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cullman.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Shiloh, Ivy Green
Highlights from your plan
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House ©

2
nights
Cullman

Cullman ©
Cullman is a city and the county seat of Cullman County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Cullman County Museum, stop by Beehive Bathhouse, and then take a peaceful walk through William Bankhead National Forest. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, then don't miss a visit to Ave Maria Grotto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sportsman Lake Park.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cullman road trip tool .

You can drive from Florence to Cullman in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Florence in May, expect nights in Cullman to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Cullman

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

William Bankhead National Forest, Beehive Bathhouse, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Highlights from your plan
Sportsman Lake Park ©
Sportsman Lake Park
Ave Maria Grotto ©
Ave Maria Grotto
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©

6
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Southern Museum of Flight will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Civil Rights District. Venture out of the city with trips to Rickwood Caverns State Park (in Warrior), FarmLinks Golf Course (in Sylacauga) and Ozan Winery & Cellars (in Calera). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Bass Pro Shop, immerse yourself in nature at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Red Mountain Park, and sample the tasty concoctions at Avondale Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Cullman to Birmingham takes an hour. Traveling from Cullman in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Birmingham: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Leeds, Rickwood Caverns State Park, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, FarmLinks Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve ©
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

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