5 days in Alabama Itinerary

5 days in Alabama Itinerary

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5 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Gulf Shores
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mobile
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Knoxville

3
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gulf State Park. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores trip itinerary maker.

Knoxville to Gulf Shores is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gulf Shores when traveling from Knoxville in September, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Orange Beach
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Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, then stop by A & M Peanut Shop, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Church Street Historic District, and finally explore and take pictures at Battleship USS ALABAMA.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobile trip generator.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In September in Mobile, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
A & M Peanut Shop ©
A & M Peanut Shop

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