5 days in Alabama Itinerary

5 days in Alabama Itinerary

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5 days in Alabama Itinerary

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

1
day
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, admire the striking features of Historic Oakleigh House, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Church Street Historic District, and finally admire all the interesting features of Battleship USS ALABAMA.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mobile sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Mobile. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Historic Oakleigh House ©
Historic Oakleigh House

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and then immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Gulf Shores
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get curious at U.S. Space & Rocket Center and then identify plant and animal life at Land Trust of North Alabama. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caverns State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Huntsville trip builder.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Huntsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Orange Beach in September, plan for little chillier nights in Huntsville, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cathedral Caverns State Park
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Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Monte Sano State Park ©
Monte Sano State Park

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