5 days in Alabama`s Gulf Coast & Cincinnati Itinerary

5 days in Alabama`s Gulf Coast & Cincinnati Itinerary

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5 days in Alabama`s Gulf Coast & Cincinnati Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Orange Beach
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

1
night
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 1st (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach trip itinerary planning website .

New York City to Orange Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Orange Beach is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Gulf Shores Public Beach, Tanger Outlets Foley
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tanger Outlets Foley ©
Tanger Outlets Foley
J & M Tackle ©
J & M Tackle

1
night
Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island ©
On the 3rd (Wed), get curious at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, then contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dauphin Island trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Orange Beach to Dauphin Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
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Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium ©
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium

1
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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
On the 4th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Ark Encounter, then take an in-depth tour of National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at American Sign Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jungle Jim's International Market, then identify plant and animal life at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Carew Tower.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Cincinnati online attractions planner .

Getting from Dauphin Island to Cincinnati by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dauphin Island to Cincinnati is 1 hour. Traveling from Dauphin Island in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cincinnati, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ark Encounter, Jungle Jim's International Market
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Jungle Jim's International Market ©
Jungle Jim's International Market
Ark Encounter ©
Ark Encounter

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