6 days in Alabama Itinerary

6 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Gulf Shores
— 1 night
Drive
2
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tuscumbia
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly

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Gulf Shores

— 1 night
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, see the interesting displays at Holmes Medical Museum, then stroll around Orange Beach Waterfront Park, and finally kick back and relax at Alabama Point East.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores tour website.

San Francisco to Gulf Shores is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Gulf Shores is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Gulf Shores reach 88°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Mobile

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, then contemplate the long history of Richards DAR House Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Mobile.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mobile visit planning tool.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mobile are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites

Tuscumbia

— 2 nights
Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, then contemplate the long history of Ivy Green, then examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and finally walk around Spring Park. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, take an in-depth tour of Helen Keller Birthplace, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tuscumbia travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Mobile to Tuscumbia by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 1 night

Rocket City

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 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Huntsville Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Burritt on the Mountain, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tuscumbia to Huntsville takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Huntsville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Military Museums · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.