5 days in Fort Walton Beach, Montgomery & Huntsville Itinerary

5 days in Fort Walton Beach, Montgomery & Huntsville Itinerary

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5 days in Fort Walton Beach, Montgomery & Huntsville Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Fort Walton Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Louisville

1
night
Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach ©
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Okaloosa Island Pier and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at The Blue Giraffe, admire the majestic nature at Grayton Beach State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Rosa Beach.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Walton Beach holiday planning tool .

Louisville to Fort Walton Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Fort Walton Beach due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Fort Walton Beach are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach State Park, Gulf Islands National Seashore
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Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Grayton Beach State Park ©
Grayton Beach State Park
Okaloosa Island Pier ©
Okaloosa Island Pier

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nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 6th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, see the interesting displays at The MOOseum, then get engrossed in the history at Alabama Department of Archives and History, and finally don't miss a visit to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, then contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center, then contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, and finally explore the galleries of Alabama State Capitol.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Montgomery trip planner .

You can drive from Fort Walton Beach to Montgomery in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum
Civil Rights Memorial Center ©
Civil Rights Memorial Center

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Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 8th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari, then get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Huntsville trip builder app .

You can drive from Montgomery to Huntsville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Huntsville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

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