53 days in Alabama Itinerary

53 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mobile
— 6 nights
2
Gulf Shores
— 9 nights
3
Huntsville
— 9 nights
4
Fort Payne
— 5 nights
5
Birmingham
— 9 nights
6
Montgomery
— 8 nights
7
Auburn
— 6 nights

6
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Get outdoors at Mobile Bay and Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. For shopping fun, head to Burris Farm Market or Christine Linson Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue & Fairhope Municipal Pier), Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore) and Dauphin Island (Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, Fort Gaines, &more).

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Mobile trip planner.

Durham to Mobile is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Durham in June, Mobile is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope, Dauphin Island, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Confederate Rest Cemetery, Malbis Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary ©
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary

9
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visit Gulf State Park and Gulf Shores Public Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gulf Shores: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale), Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Dauphin Island Public Beach (in Dauphin Island). The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, look for gifts at Souvenir City, and get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foley.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores day trip website.

Drive from Mobile to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Foley, Bamahenge, Alligator Alley, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours

9
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Visiting Harmony Park Safari and Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Monte Sano State Park will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Cullman (3rd Street Promenade, Ave Maria Grotto, &more), Ivy Green (in Tuscumbia) and Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House (in Florence). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Bridge Street Town Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, steep yourself in history at Historic Mooresville, and identify plant and animal life at Monte Sano Nature Preserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Gulf Shores to Huntsville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cullman, Athens, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Pond Spring, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park

5
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Family-friendly places like Tigers For Tomorrow and Noccalula Falls Park & Campground will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to True Adventure Sports and Marthas Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Payne: High Falls (in Geraldine), Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville) and Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve, get outside with Cherokee Rock Village, make a trip to Little River Canyon Center, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Fort Payne trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Huntsville to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fort Payne, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mentone, High Falls, Cherokee Rock Village, Lake Guntersville, Unclaimed Baggage
Highlights from your plan
Little River Canyon National Preserve ©
Little River Canyon National Preserve
Unclaimed Baggage ©
Unclaimed Baggage
Tigers For Tomorrow ©
Tigers For Tomorrow

9
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Head to Bass Pro Shop and The Outlet Shops of Grand Riverfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge and Rotary Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: DeSoto Caverns (in Childersburg), Bryant Denny Stadium (in Tuscaloosa) and Cheaha State Park (in Delta). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park, contemplate the long history of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, get curious at McWane Science Center, and get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Birmingham takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Payne in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Birmingham. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leeds, Bessemer, Riverchase Galleria, Houston Historic Jail, Clear Creek
Highlights from your plan
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge ©
Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
Oak Mountain State Park ©
Oak Mountain State Park

8
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Bring the kids along to National Memorial for Peace and Justice and First White House of the Confederacy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montgomery: Selma (Old Live Oak Cemetery, Brown Chapel AME Church, &more), Clanton (Peach Park & Durbin Farms Market) and Priester's Pecans (in Fort Deposit). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, steep yourself in history at Civil Rights Memorial Center, catch a live event at Riverwalk Stadium, and take an in-depth tour of Legacy Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Montgomery trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Montgomery are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Auburn.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Selma, Prattville, Clanton, United States Army Aviation Museum, Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Alabama Safari Park ©
Alabama Safari Park
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church ©

6
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and Lake Martin. Fendall Hall and The Oaks - Home of Booker T. Washington will appeal to history buffs. Explore Auburn's surroundings by going to Eufaula (Shorter Mansion & Lakepoint Resort State Park), Lake Wedowee/R. L. Harris Reservoir (in Wedowee) and Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail (in Dadeville). The adventure continues: stop by Tiger Town, catch a live event at Jordan-Hare Stadium, browse for treasures at Angel's Antiques and Flea Mall, and identify plant and animal life at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Auburn driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Auburn in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eufaula, Opelika, The Oaks - Home of Booker T. Washington, Lake Wedowee/R. L. Harris Reservoir, Little Nadine's Grave
Highlights from your plan
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site ©
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail ©
Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail
Kreher Preserve & Nature Center ©
Kreher Preserve & Nature Center

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