5 days in Alabama Itinerary

5 days in Alabama Itinerary

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5 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Birmingham
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally walk around Vulcan Park and Museum.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip itinerary 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. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect nights in Birmingham to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Birmingham

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

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Explore Orange Beach's surroundings by going to Battleship USS ALABAMA (in Mobile), Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park, and get engrossed in the history at Holmes Medical Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Orange Beach day trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Birmingham to Orange Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In October, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Confederate Rest Cemetery, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Battleship USS ALABAMA, Holmes Medical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Parasailing & Paragliding

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