57 days in Alabama Itinerary

57 days in Alabama Itinerary

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57 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Greenville
taxi + Fly:  4​h
1
Mobile
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Orange Beach
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
4
Huntsville
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Fort Payne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Auburn
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Montgomery
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Tuscaloosa
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Birmingham
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
End: Greenville

6
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bellingrath Gardens and Home and The Fort of Colonial Mobile. Appreciate the collections at Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum and GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico. Get out of town with these interesting Mobile side-trips: Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear), Poarch Band of Creek Indians Museum (in Atmore) and Fairhope (Weeks Bay Reserve, Fairhope Museum, & more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oakleigh Historic District, see the interesting displays at Conde-Charlotte Museum, and get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Mobile.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mobile day trip planning site .

Greenville to Mobile is an approximately 4-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Greenville to Mobile due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Greenville in January, expect Mobile to be a bit warmer, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope, Confederate Rest Cemetery, Malbis Memorial Church, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Village Point Park Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Richards DAR House Museum ©
Richards DAR House Museum

3
nights
Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, United States, on a barrier island of the same name (split by the Katrina Cut), at the Gulf of Mexico. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Gaines and Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. Spend the 12th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dauphin Island day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Dauphin Island takes an hour. In January in Dauphin Island, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium ©
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium

6
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Appreciate the collections at Fort Morgan State Historic Site and Baldwin County Heritage Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gulf State Park and Alligator Alley. Step out of Orange Beach to go to Gulf Shores and see Kiva Dunes Golf Course, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Foley Railroad Museum, play a few rounds at Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club, choose your vessel at Orange Beach Boat Rentals, and contemplate the long history of Swift- Coles Historic Home.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip maker website .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In January, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Foley, Elberta, Alligator Alley, Swift- Coles Historic Home
Highlights from your plan
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley
Foley Railroad Museum ©
Foley Railroad Museum

9
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Explore hidden gems such as Ave Maria Grotto and U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum. Crooked Creek Civil War Museum and Morgan Coutny Archives will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives (in Athens), Cullman (St. Bernard Abbey, Cullman County Museum, & more) and Wheeler Wildlife Refuge (in Decatur). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Mooresville, get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, see the interesting displays at Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center, and take an in-depth tour of Huntsville Depot Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Huntsville online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Huntsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orange Beach in January, with highs in Huntsville at 48°F and lows at 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cullman, Decatur, Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives, Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead, Historic Mooresville
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Ave Maria Grotto ©
Ave Maria Grotto
Burritt on the Mountain ©
Burritt on the Mountain

3
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). Get a sense of the local culture at Pond Spring and Fame Recording Studios. Step off the beaten path and head to Jesse Owens Museum and Ivy Green. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Natural Bridge Park (in Natural Bridge) and Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery (in Tuscumbia). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios and stroll through University of North Alabama.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Florence travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Florence takes 1.5 hours. January in Florence sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tuscumbia, Pond Spring, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Natural Bridge Park, Fame Recording Studios
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Park ©
Natural Bridge Park
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Alabama Music Hall of Fame ©
Alabama Music Hall of Fame

5
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Berman Museum of World History and Fort Payne Depot Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Anniston Museum of Natural History and Cherokee County Alabama Historical Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Payne side-trips: Jules J. Berta Vineyards (in Albertville), Wills Creek Vineyards (in Attalla) and Gorham's Bluff (in Pisgah). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Tigers for Tomorrow, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, head outdoors with True Adventure Sports, and look for gifts at Miracle pottery.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fort Payne planner .

Drive from Florence to Fort Payne in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Fort Payne are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Anniston, Attalla, Mentone, Gorham's Bluff, Cherokee County Alabama Historical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tigers for Tomorrow ©
Tigers for Tomorrow
Anniston Museum of Natural History ©
Gorham's Bluff ©
Gorham's Bluff

3
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tuskegee Human &Civil Rights Multicultural Center and Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art. Shorter Mansion and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Fendall Hall (in Eufaula) and Commodore Museum (in Tuskegee). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve & Nature Center, snap pictures at Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at John Emerald Distilling Company.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Auburn trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Auburn takes 3.5 hours. In February, Auburn is somewhat warmer than Fort Payne - with highs of 61°F and lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Opelika, Eufaula, Tuskegee, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Shorter Mansion ©
Shorter Mansion
Commodore Museum ©
Commodore Museum

8
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Get out of town with these interesting Montgomery side-trips: United States Army Aviation Museum (in Fort Rucker), Selma (Old Live Oak Cemetery, Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, & more) and Boll Weevil Monument (in Enterprise). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, get engrossed in the history at Hank Williams Museum, get answers to all your questions at Lowndes County Interpretive Center, and have fun at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Montgomery trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Auburn to Montgomery takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in February, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tuscaloosa.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Selma, Prattville, United States Army Aviation Museum, Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum, Boll Weevil Monument
Highlights from your plan
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts ©
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

5
nights
Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa ©
Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama (in the southeastern United States). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aliceville Museum and Paul W. Bryant Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Moundville Archaeological Park and Bluff Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tuscaloosa: Demopolis (Gaineswood & Foscue Creek Park), Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge (in West Blocton) and Payne Lake Recreation Area (in Moundville). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Bryant Museum, admire all the interesting features of Capitol park, stop by R&R Cigars, and have fun and explore at Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa.

Plan my day in Tuscaloosa using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Tuscaloosa takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Tuscaloosa can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Tuscaloosa

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Demopolis, Moundville, Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Aliceville Museum
Highlights from your plan
Moundville Archaeological Park ©
Moundville Archaeological Park
Paul W. Bryant Museum ©
Paul W. Bryant Museum
Aliceville Museum ©
Aliceville Museum

8
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vulcan Park and Museum and Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: Jasper (Clear Creek & The First United Methodist Church), Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville) and Houston Historic Jail (in Houston). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at McWane Science Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kelly Ingram Park, see the interesting displays at Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, and make a trip to The Bessemer Hall of History Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham route planner.

Drive from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham in an hour. In February, daytime highs in Birmingham are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jasper, Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington, Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Easley Covered Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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