6 days in Alabama Itinerary

6 days in Alabama Itinerary

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6 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Joplin
Drive:  9​h
1
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Gulf Shores
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Joplin

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham online tour itinerary planner .

Joplin to Birmingham is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In May, daytime highs in Birmingham are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

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

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, appreciate the history behind Hank Williams Statue, contemplate the long history of National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Montgomery trip planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Montgomery sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

3
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Gulf State Park and Gulf State Park Fishing Pier. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Indian & Sea Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores trip planner .

Drive from Montgomery to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In May in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Orange Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier

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