6 days in Alabama Itinerary

6 days in Alabama Itinerary

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6 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Fort Smith
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Fort Smith

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores trip planning website .

Fort Smith to Gulf Shores is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. On the 3rd (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then take a tour of Battleship USS ALABAMA, and finally don't miss a visit to Tolstoy Park.

Start your trip to Mobile by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Gulf Shores to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Tolstoy Park
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 4th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Vulcan Park and Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham route maker site .

You can drive from Mobile to Birmingham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Mobile in September, plan for little chillier nights in Birmingham, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Huntsville travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden

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