59 days in Alabama Itinerary

59 days in Alabama Itinerary

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59 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
Drive:  1​h
1
Fort Payne
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Huntsville
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Anniston
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Birmingham
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Montgomery
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Mobile
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Dauphin Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Orange Beach
— 8 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Chattanooga

3
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Little River Canyon National Preserve and DeSoto State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro), High Falls (in Geraldine) and Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with True Adventure Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Marthas Falls, examine the collection at Fort Payne Depot Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Payne trip itinerary app .

Chattanooga to Fort Payne is an approximately 1-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Chattanooga to Fort Payne is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Fort Payne are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, Unclaimed Baggage, Lake Guntersville, High Falls
Highlights from your plan
Unclaimed Baggage ©
Unclaimed Baggage
DeSoto State Park ©
DeSoto State Park

11
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
For shopping fun, head to U.G. White Mercantile or Bridge Street Town Centre. Take a break from the city and head to The Shoals Golf Club - Fighting Joe Course and Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Muscle Shoals Sound Studios (in Sheffield), Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville) and Jesse Owens Museum (in Moulton). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, look for all kinds of wild species at Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, tee off at Goose Pond Colony Resort, and learn about all things military at Crooked Creek Civil War Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Huntsville trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Huntsville takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Payne in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Huntsville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Anniston.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Athens, Cullman, Decatur, Cathedral Caverns State Park, W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

4
nights
Anniston

Anniston ©
Anniston is a city in Calhoun County in the state of Alabama. Take a break from the city and head to Chief Ladiga Trail and Cheaha State Park. Berman Museum of World History and Anniston Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Anniston to Gadsden to see Noccalula Falls Park & Campground about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail, examine the collection at International Motorsports Hall of Fame, stroll through Choccolocco Park, and browse the different shops at Quintard Mall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Anniston online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Huntsville to Anniston by car takes about 2.5 hours. April in Anniston sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Anniston

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Talladega, Oxford, Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, Chief Ladiga Trail, Cheaha State Park
Highlights from your plan
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground ©
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
Anniston Museum of Natural History ©
Berman Museum of World History ©
Berman Museum of World History

11
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Escape the urban bustle at Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge and Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bass Pro Shop and Naked Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Oak Mountain State Park (in Pelham), Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum (in Helena) and Tuscaloosa (Bryant Museum, Paul W. Bryant Museum, & more). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, get curious at McWane Science Center, get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and admire the majestic nature at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip planner .

Drive from Anniston to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. In May in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tuscaloosa, Leeds, Hoover, Montevallo, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge ©

8
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Civil Rights Memorial Center and Alabama Department of Archives and History. Shop till you drop at Priester's Pecans and Eastbrook Flea Market and Antique Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (in Tuskegee Institute), Toomer's Corner (in Auburn) and John Emerald Distilling Company (in Opelika). There's much more to do: tee off at Capitol Hill Golf Course, identify plant and animal life at Alabama Safari Park, get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, and try your luck at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Montgomery online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Wetumpka, Priester's Pecans, Jackson Lake Island, Lowndes County Interpretive Center, John Emerald Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum
Alabama Safari Park ©
Alabama Safari Park
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site ©

9
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Get in touch with nature at Lakewood Golf Club and Rock Creek Golf Club. Let the collections at Christine Linson Gallery and GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Fairhope (Fairhope Municipal Pier, Fairhope Avenue, & more) and Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Southern Napa Fine Wine Store, see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, get a new perspective on nature at University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum, and get curious at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mobile trip app .

Drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Fairhope, Point Clear, Daphne, Malbis Memorial Church
Highlights from your plan
Mobile Carnival Museum ©
Mobile Carnival Museum
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

4
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. Get in touch with nature at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary and Dauphin Island Public Beach. Spend the 4th (Tue) on the water with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Dauphin Island vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Dauphin Island takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Dauphin Island can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

8
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pottery Central World Headquarters and Foley Railroad Museum. Head to Tanger Outlets Foley and Foley Art Centerfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Orange Beach Waterfront Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip builder tool .

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 June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 71°F. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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