58 days in Alabama Itinerary

58 days in Alabama Itinerary

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58 days in Alabama Itinerary

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

8
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kids will enjoy Harmony Park Safari and U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Scottsboro (Unclaimed Baggage Center & Goose Pond Colony Resort), Decatur (Delano Park, Point Mallard Waterpark, & more) and Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead (in Estillfork). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caverns State Park, get your game on at Rockaxe City Throwing Club, and brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville travel route builder tool .

Chicago to Huntsville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect nights in Huntsville to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Decatur, Madison, Cullman, Scottsboro, Quail Creek Golf Resort
Highlights from your plan
Monte Sano State Park ©
Monte Sano State Park
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari

4
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). Bring the kids along to University of North Alabama and Dismals Canyon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Jesse Owens Museum (in Moulton), Natural Bridge Park (in Natural Bridge) and Pond Spring (in Hillsboro). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Joe Wheeler State Park, see the interesting displays at Pope's Tavern, stroll around Spring Park, and appreciate the history behind Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall.

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You can drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tuscumbia, Sheffield, Pond Spring, Natural Bridge Park, Joe Wheeler State Park
Highlights from your plan
Joe Wheeler State Park ©
Joe Wheeler State Park
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House ©

10
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to McWane Science Center and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Bring the kids along to Birmingham Zoo and Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa. Venture out of the city with trips to Moundville Archaeological Park (in Moundville), Childersburg (Kymulga Grist Mill & Covered Bridge & DeSoto Caverns) and Tuscaloosa (Bryant Museum, Paul W. Bryant Museum, & more). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Red Mountain Park, make a trip to Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip site .

Drive from Florence to Birmingham in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Birmingham are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Gadsden.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tuscaloosa, Bessemer, Hoover, Childersburg, Oak Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Oak Mountain State Park ©
Oak Mountain State Park
Red Mountain Park ©
Red Mountain Park

5
nights
Gadsden

Gadsden ©
Gadsden is a city in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Anniston Museum of Natural History and Tigers for Tomorrow. Explore hidden gems such as Noccalula Falls Park & Campground and Spring Valley Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gadsden: Fort Payne (Little River Canyon National Preserve, Little River Canyon Center, & more), Mentone (Desoto Falls & Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church) and Berman Museum of World History (in Anniston). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Lake Guntersville State Park, hike along Chief Ladiga Trail, learn about winemaking at Jules J. Berta Vineyards, and explore the activities along Lake Guntersville.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gadsden trip maker website .

Getting from Birmingham to Gadsden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Gadsden

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Payne, Guntersville, Anniston, Mentone, Attalla
Highlights from your plan
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground ©
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
Little River Canyon National Preserve ©
Anniston Museum of Natural History ©

6
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chewacla State Park and Jordan-Hare Stadium. Get out of town with these interesting Auburn side-trips: Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail (in Dadeville), Alexander City (Wind Creek State Park & Lake Martin) and Tuskegee (The Legacy Museum, George Washington Carver Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Toomer's Corner, see where the action happens at Moton Field, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at John Emerald Distilling Company, and contemplate the long history of Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Auburn day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gadsden to Auburn takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tuskegee, Eufaula, Alexander City, Opelika, Lake Wedowee/R. L. Harris Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Chewacla State Park ©
Chewacla State Park
Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail ©
Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail

8
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Bring the kids along to Peach Park and Montgomery Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Montgomery side-trips: Enterprise (Boll Weevil Monument & John Henderson Family Park), Lowndes County Interpretive Center (in Hayneville) and United States Army Aviation Museum (in Fort Rucker). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, get engrossed in the history at Civil Rights Memorial Center, and get lost in a book at Alabama Department of Archives and History.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Montgomery trip planning website .

You can drive from Auburn to Montgomery in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Selma, Prattville, Enterprise, United States Army Aviation Museum, Jackson Lake Island
Highlights from your plan
Hank Williams Museum ©
Hank Williams Museum
Peach Park ©
Peach Park
Room Escape Games

9
nights
Mobile

Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Fort Gaines. Kids will enjoy Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium and Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. Explore Mobile's surroundings by going to Dauphin Island (Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary & Indian Shell Mound Park), Atmore (Little River State Forest & Wind Creek Casino) and Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier, and explore the galleries of Richards DAR House Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobile trip planner .

Drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fairhope, Dauphin Island, Daphne, Atmore, Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium ©
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

7
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gulf Shores Public Beach and Alabama Point East. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Orange Beach: Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). There's lots more to do: hike along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, find something for the whole family at The Wharf, stroll through Orange Beach Waterfront Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Orange Beach planner .

Drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Foley, Bamahenge, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Alligator Alley
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Island ©
Adventure Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley

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