5 days in Alabama Itinerary

5 days in Alabama Itinerary

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5 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
1
Huntsville
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Huntsville

1
day
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 7th (Mon): get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and then admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park.

Start your trip to Huntsville by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Huntsville. In October in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Museums
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Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Monte Sano State Park ©
Monte Sano State Park

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 8th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then gain insight at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and finally don't miss a visit to Tolstoy Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mobile online road trip planner .

You can drive from Birmingham to Mobile in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Birmingham in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mobile, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Tolstoy Park
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Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Gulf State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, take in the history at Fort Morgan State Historic Site, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach travel planning site .

Getting from Mobile to Orange Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

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