60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama trip planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Birmingham
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Birmingham
— 9 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Huntsville
— 9 nights
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Gadsden
— 5 nights
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Montgomery
— 8 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 9 nights
Taxi to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
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Mobile
— 8 nights
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Auburn
— 4 nights
Drive to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Fly to Exeter International Airport

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Birmingham

— 9 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Cullman (Smith Farms, 3rd Street Promenade, &more), Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville) and Alabama National Cemetery (in Montevallo). There's much more to do: go all around town with Red Clay Tours, make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Oak Mountain State Park, and take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Birmingham online trip maker.

Exeter, UK to Birmingham is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Birmingham is minus 6 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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). Go for a jaunt from Florence to Tuscumbia to see Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, get to know the resident critters at University of North Alabama, explore the activities along Pickwick Lake, and examine the collection at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library.

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

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Florence takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 9 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Scottsboro (Unclaimed Baggage & Goose Pond Colony Resort), Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville) and Decatur (Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Wheeler Lake, &more). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, take an in-depth tour of U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and ponder the design of Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Huntsville trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Gadsden.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gadsden

— 5 nights
Gadsden is a city in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gadsden: Choccolocco Park (in Oxford), Cheaha State Park (in Delta) and Anniston (Anniston Museum of Natural History & Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park, stroll around Coosa Landing Recreational Park, identify plant and animal life at Tigers For Tomorrow, and stop by Orbix Hot Glass.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gadsden trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Huntsville to Gadsden in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Gadsden

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 8 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Montgomery side-trips: Priester's Pecans (in Fort Deposit), Ed Lisenby Lake (in Ozark) and John Henderson Family Park (in Enterprise). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montgomery online travel planner.

Drive from Gadsden to Montgomery in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Gadsden in April since evenings lows in Montgomery dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gulf Shores

— 9 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gulf Shores: Weeks Bay Reserve (in Fairhope), FORT MORGAN HISTORIC SITE (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf, and see the interesting displays at Foley Railroad Museum.

Plan my Gulf Shores trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

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 May, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Dauphin Island

— 3 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. Dauphin Island is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Dauphin Island Public Beach, and contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dauphin Island route site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mobile

— 8 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mobile: Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum (in Monroeville), Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Wind Creek Casino (in Atmore).

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Mobile road trip website.

You can drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Auburn

— 4 nights
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Auburn side-trips: Tuskegee Human &Civil Rights Multicultural Center (in Tuskegee) and Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail (in Dadeville). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Toomer's Corner, snap pictures at Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Southeastern Raptor Center, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Auburn trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Auburn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mobile in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 18°C in Auburn. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · 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.