6 days in Alabama Itinerary

6 days in Alabama Itinerary

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6 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Birmingham is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, explore the landscape on two wheels at Oak Mountain State Park, and take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham road trip planning website .

New York City to Birmingham is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Birmingham, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Birmingham, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oak Mountain State Park
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McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

2
nights
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 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, then Head underground at Cathedral Caverns State Park, and then stop by University Pickers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park, admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cathedral Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
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

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