6 days in Alabama Itinerary

6 days in Alabama Itinerary

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6 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Gulf Shores
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Kids will enjoy Gulf State Park and Ike's Beach Service. Change things up with a short trip to Fairhope Municipal Pier in Fairhope (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, look for gifts at Chocolate Corner, have some family-friendly fun at The Track, and get the adrenaline pumping with Orange Beach Flyboard.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores driving holiday planner .

New York City to Gulf Shores is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Gulf Shores, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Gulf Shores hover around 69°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Fairhope Municipal Pier
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Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
Adventure Island ©
Adventure Island

1
night
Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island
Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, United States, on a barrier island of the same name (split by the Katrina Cut), at the Gulf of Mexico. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Dauphin Island Public Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dauphin Island online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Dauphin Island can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

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