5 days in Alabama Itinerary

5 days in Alabama Itinerary

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5 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  6​h
1
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Selma
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Saint Louis

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham route maker site .

Saint Louis to Birmingham is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Saint Louis in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Birmingham: highs are around 66°F and lows about 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, then steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally try to win big at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Montgomery attractions planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Montgomery by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Selma.

Things to do in Montgomery

Casinos Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka
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Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum

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day
Selma

Selma ©
Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. On the 12th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Selma to Montgomery, then get engrossed in the history at Selma Interpretive Center, and finally snap pictures at Edmund Pettus Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Selma road trip tool .

Drive from Montgomery to Selma in an hour. In March in Selma, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selma

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edmund Pettus Bridge ©
Edmund Pettus Bridge
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park ©
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park
Selma Interpretive Center ©
Selma Interpretive Center

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