5 days in Alabama Itinerary

5 days in Alabama Itinerary

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5 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Pelham
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Newark

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Montgomery vacation app .

Newark to Montgomery is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Montgomery is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in September, with highs in Montgomery at 88°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
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Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum
Civil Rights Memorial Center ©
Civil Rights Memorial Center

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Holmes Medical Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fort Morgan State Historic Site, and then immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Orange Beach holiday tool .

Drive from Montgomery to Orange Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Pelham.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gulf State Park, Holmes Medical Museum, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

1
night
Pelham

Pelham ©
Pelham is a city in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oak Mountain State Park. On the 13th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Alabama National Cemetery and then admire the majestic nature at Oak Mountain State Park.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pelham trip planner .

Traveling by car from Orange Beach to Pelham takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Pelham can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pelham

Trails Nature Parks

Side Trip

Alabama National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Oak Mountain State Park ©
Oak Mountain State Park
Alabama National Cemetery ©
Alabama National Cemetery

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