60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama sightseeing planner

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Florence
— 4 nights
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Birmingham
— 12 nights
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Montgomery
— 9 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 8 nights
Taxi to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
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Mobile
— 8 nights
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Auburn
— 3 nights
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Fort Payne
— 3 nights
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Huntsville
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Florence

— 4 nights
Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). When in Florence, make a side trip to see Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve in Tuscumbia, approximately Tuscumbia away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, delve into the lush surroundings at Sipsey Wilderness, see the interesting displays at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at University of North Alabama.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online tour planner.

Belleville to Florence is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Belleville in April: high temperatures in Florence hover around 74°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 12 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (in McCalla), Talladega (Talladega Superspeedway & International Motorsports Hall of Fame) and Choccolocco Park (in Oxford). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at Red Clay Tours, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, don't miss a visit to Ave Maria Grotto, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center.

Discover how to plan a Birmingham trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Florence to Birmingham takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 9 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montgomery: Selma (Brown Chapel AME Church, Edmund Pettus Bridge, &more), Lowndes County Interpretive Center (in Hayneville) and Peach Park (in Clanton). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get engrossed in the history at Alabama Department of Archives and History, don't miss a visit to Civil Rights Memorial Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Montgomery tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Montgomery sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gulf Shores

— 8 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gulf Shores: Mullet Point Park (in Point Clear), Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Weeks Bay Reserve (in Fairhope). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and trek along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gulf Shores online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Gulf Shores takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Dauphin Island

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): tee off at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and then stroll through Dauphin Island Public Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, then steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, and then identify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dauphin Island visit planner.

Getting from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Dauphin Island are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Mobile

— 8 nights
Explore Mobile's surroundings by going to Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear), Wind Creek Casino (in Atmore) and Fairhope (Fairhope Municipal Pier, Eastern Shore Art Center, &more).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mobile road trip planner.

You can drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Auburn

— 3 nights
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Auburn: Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail (in Dadeville) and Wind Creek State Park (in Alexander City). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, admire the natural beauty at Davis Arboretum, wander the streets of Toomer's Corner, and snap pictures at Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Auburn trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Mobile to Auburn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Auburn when traveling from Mobile in May, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fort Payne

— 3 nights
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Payne: Stevenson Railroad Depot Museum (in Stevenson), Scottsboro (Unclaimed Baggage & Scottsboro Boys Museum & Cultural Center) and Chief Ladiga Trail (in Piedmont). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve, take in the awesome beauty at Desoto Falls, admire the majestic nature at DeSoto State Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Payne tour builder app.

You can drive from Auburn to Fort Payne in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Auburn in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fort Payne, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 10 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Get out of town with these interesting Huntsville side-trips: Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville), Decatur (Old Decatur Historic District, Morgan Coutny Archives, &more) and Goose Pond Colony Resort (in Scottsboro). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari, steep yourself in history at Historic Mooresville, and ponder the design of Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntsville online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Fort Payne to Huntsville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Payne in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Huntsville, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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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.