6 days in Chattanooga & Alabama Itinerary

6 days in Chattanooga & Alabama Itinerary

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6 days in Chattanooga & Alabama Itinerary

Start: Rapid City
Fly:  6​h
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Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Mobile
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Rapid City

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
You've added The Chattanooga Brew Choo, The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Chattanooga Choo Choo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lookout Mountain, join in the after-dark buzz at The Chattanooga Brew Choo, get interesting insight from The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, admire the natural beauty at Rock City Gardens, then get a variety of perspectives on Chattanooga Ducks, and finally sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Chattanooga Choo Choo and then take in panoramic vistas at Ruby Falls.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Chattanooga trip planner .

Rapid City to Chattanooga is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Chattanooga is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rapid City in February, with highs in Chattanooga at 56°F and lows at 36°F. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rock City Gardens
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Chattanooga Ducks ©
Chattanooga Ducks
Rock City Gardens ©
Rock City Gardens
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

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Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
You've now added Jack Daniel's Distillery to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn the secrets of production at Jack Daniel's Distillery and then walk around Big Spring Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntsville itinerary planner.

Rapid City to Huntsville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rapid City in February, with highs in Huntsville at 55°F and lows at 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Jack Daniel's Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Big Spring Park ©
Big Spring Park
Jack Daniel's Distillery ©
Jack Daniel's Distillery
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

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Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Talladega Superspeedway as well as Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls. On the 11th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls, explore and take pictures at Talladega Superspeedway, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally walk around Birmingham's Railroad Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Birmingham road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls, Talladega Superspeedway
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Birmingham's Railroad Park ©
Birmingham's Railroad Park
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Talladega Superspeedway ©
Talladega Superspeedway

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Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka, Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, Confederate Monument, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): try your luck at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka, get a new perspective on nature at Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, contemplate the long history of The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Alabama Safari Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Confederate Monument.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Montgomery trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Montgomery sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka
Highlights from your plan
Mann Wildlife Learning Museum ©
Mann Wildlife Learning Museum
Confederate Monument ©
Confederate Monument

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Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Flea Market Mobile as well as Gulf Islands National Seashore. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Gulf Islands National Seashore and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Flea Market Mobile.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mobile day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Mobile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in February, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Gulf Islands National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore

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