56 days in Alabama Itinerary

56 days in Alabama Itinerary

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56 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Anniston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fort Payne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Huntsville
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tuscumbia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Birmingham
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Mobile
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Gulf Shores
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Montgomery
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Auburn
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Karachi

1
night
Anniston

Anniston ©
Anniston is a city in Calhoun County in the state of Alabama. On the 22nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Berman Museum of World History and then get a new perspective on nature at Anniston Museum of Natural History. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chief Ladiga Trail.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Anniston trip itinerary planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Anniston is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 11 hours. While traveling from Karachi, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Anniston, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Anniston

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Chief Ladiga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anniston Museum of Natural History ©
Berman Museum of World History ©
Berman Museum of World History

4
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Little River Canyon National Preserve and True Adventure Sports. Get in touch with nature at Desoto Falls and Martin Wildlife Park Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Jules J. Berta Vineyards (in Albertville), Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville) and Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Marthas Falls, get outside with Cherokee Rock Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Tigers for Tomorrow, and see the interesting displays at Alabama Fan Club and Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fort Payne day trip planning tool .

Drive from Anniston to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Anniston in October, things will get a bit cooler in Fort Payne: highs are around 26°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mentone, Jules J. Berta Vineyards, Cherokee Rock Village, Unclaimed Baggage Center, Lake Guntersville
Highlights from your plan
Desoto Falls ©
Desoto Falls
Little River Canyon National Preserve ©
Tigers For Tomorrow ©
Tigers For Tomorrow

8
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Let the collections at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment and Huntsville Museum of Art capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Burritt on the Mountain and U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Lake Guntersville State Park (in Guntersville), Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead (in Estillfork) and Goose Pond Colony Resort (in Scottsboro). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, stroll around Big Spring Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Bridge Street Town Centre, and have fun and explore at Earlyworks Museum Complex.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Huntsville road trip planner .

You can drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Athens, Decatur, Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead, Goose Pond Colony Resort, Crooked Creek Civil War Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment ©
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge ©
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge

3
nights
Tuscumbia

Tuscumbia ©
Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Visit Ivy Green and Fame Recording Studios for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library. Venture out of the city with trips to Jesse Owens Museum (in Moulton), Natural Bridge Park (in Natural Bridge) and Joe Wheeler State Park (in Rogersville). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, snap pictures at Old Railroad Bridge, and stroll the grounds of Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tuscumbia road trip planning website .

You can drive from Huntsville to Tuscumbia in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Tuscumbia can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sheffield, Florence, Joe Wheeler State Park, Natural Bridge Park, Fame Recording Studios
Highlights from your plan
Alabama Music Hall of Fame ©
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Ivy Green ©
Ivy Green

8
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 16th Street Baptist Church and The Cathedral of St. Paul. Museum-lovers will appreciate Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Tuscaloosa (Paul W. Bryant Museum & Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa), Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (in McCalla) and Moundville Archaeological Park (in Moundville). There's much more to do: get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, examine the collection at Southern Museum of Flight, take in the awesome beauty at Red Mountain Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham trip planner .

You can drive from Tuscumbia to Birmingham in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montevallo, Tuscaloosa, Leeds, Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Moundville Archaeological Park
Highlights from your plan
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

8
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Mobile Carnival Museum and Richards DAR House Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mobile: Fairhope (Fairhope Museum, Fairhope Avenue, & more), Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum (in Monroeville) and Dauphin Island (Fort Gaines, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, explore the world behind art at Alabama Contemporary Art Center, get engrossed in the history at Conde-Charlotte Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Historic Oakleigh House.

Plan trip to Mobile with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Birmingham to Mobile by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Birmingham in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Mobile. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fairhope, Dauphin Island, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum, Malbis Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Mobile Carnival Museum ©
Mobile Carnival Museum

8
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Head to Tanger Outlets Foley and Pottery Central World Headquartersfor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Morgan State Historic Site and Gulf Shores Museum. Go for a jaunt from Gulf Shores to Point Clear to see Lakewood Golf Club about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, and play a few rounds at Gulf Shores Golf Club.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Gulf Shores takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Foley, Elberta, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Lakewood Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge ©

7
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Get outdoors at Alabama Safari Park and Capitol Hill Golf Course. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Priester's Pecans (in Fort Deposit), Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum (in Georgiana) and Lowndes County Interpretive Center (in Hayneville). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, brush up on your military savvy at United States Army Aviation Museum, take an in-depth tour of Hank Williams Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Montgomery online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Gulf Shores to Montgomery by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Gulf Shores in December since evenings lows in Montgomery dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Auburn.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Selma, Prattville, Lowndes County Interpretive Center, John Henderson Family Park, Jackson Lake Island
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum
United States Army Aviation Museum ©

5
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Toomer's Corner and Chewacla State Park. Appreciate the collections at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and George Washington Carver Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Auburn: Little Nadine's Grave (in Lanett), Alexander City (Wind Creek State Park & Lake Martin) and Eufaula (Fendall Hall & Shorter Mansion). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, contemplate the long history of The Oaks - Home of Booker T. Washington, stop by Tiger Town, and examine the collection at Commodore Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Auburn online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Auburn takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Auburn are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Opelika, Tuskegee, Alexander City, Eufaula, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Chewacla State Park ©
Chewacla State Park
George Washington Carver Museum ©
George Washington Carver Museum

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