6 days in Alabama Itinerary

6 days in Alabama Itinerary

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6 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
3
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at Peanut Depot, then observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, and then take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip planning site .

New York City to Birmingham is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Birmingham is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Birmingham, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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 12th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden and then look for gifts at University Pickers.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Huntsville holiday planner .

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Huntsville are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Shopping
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Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
University Pickers ©
University Pickers

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for gifts at Souvenir City, make a trip to Wharf Ferris Wheel, stop by Blalock Seafood and Specialty Market, then kick back and relax at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, then look for gifts at Rouses, and finally stop by Chocolate Corner. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, experience rural life at B & B Pecan Co., then stop by Fairhope Roasting Company, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Huntsville to Gulf Shores in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Huntsville in October since evenings lows in Gulf Shores dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Shopping Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fairhope, Orange Beach
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Chocolate Corner ©
Chocolate Corner
Souvenir City ©
Souvenir City
Rouses ©
Rouses

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