60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Mobile
— 7 nights
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Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Fort Morgan, Drive to Gulf Shores
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Gulf Shores
— 8 nights
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Montgomery
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Birmingham
— 11 nights
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Florence
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Huntsville
— 10 nights
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Fort Payne
— 4 nights
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Auburn
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Mobile — 7 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mobile Carnival Museum and GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico. Get out of town with these interesting Mobile side-trips: Fairhope (B & B Pecan Co., Fairhope Museum, &more).

Before you visit Mobile, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Dothan to Mobile is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In January in Mobile, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dauphin Island.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary and Fort Gaines. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, enjoy the sand and surf at Dauphin Island Public Beach, and engage your brain at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dauphin Island driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Mobile to Dauphin Island in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gulf Shores.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Gulf Shores — 8 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with these side-trips from Gulf Shores: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Foley Railroad Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Beach Brewing Company, take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Gulf Shores tour builder tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Dauphin Island to Gulf Shores in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In February in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips

Montgomery — 8 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Change things up with these side-trips from Montgomery: Edmund Pettus Bridge (in Selma), United States Army Aviation Museum (in Fort Rucker) and John Henderson Family Park (in Enterprise). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, look for gifts at Priester's Pecans, take an in-depth tour of Legacy Museum, and stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Montgomery road trip planning app.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Montgomery in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Montgomery when traveling from Gulf Shores in February, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails
Side Trips

Birmingham — 11 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Birmingham Museum of Art and Birmingham's Railroad Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: Cullman (St. Bernard Abbey & Ave Maria Grotto), Gadsden (Coosa Landing Recreational Park & Noccalula Falls Park & Campground) and Tuscaloosa (Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, Paul W. Bryant Museum, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church, and contemplate the long history of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Birmingham online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Birmingham sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Florence — 5 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). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ivy Green, see the interesting displays at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, contemplate the waterfront views at Pickwick Lake, and appreciate the history behind Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Florence takes 2 hours. March in Florence sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Huntsville — 10 nights

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Discover out-of-the-way places like U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum and Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville), Decatur (Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Old Decatur Historic District, &more) and Guntersville (Lake Guntersville State Park & Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park, take in the views from Clarkson Covered Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Huntsville Museum of Art, and stroll the grounds of Maple Hill Cemetery.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Florence to Huntsville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Payne.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Fort Payne — 4 nights

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Little River Canyon National Preserve and Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Payne: Cherokee County Alabama Historical Museum (in Centre), Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro) and High Falls (in Geraldine). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at DeSoto State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Desoto Falls, don't miss a visit to Little River Canyon Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigers For Tomorrow.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fort Payne trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Fort Payne takes 1.5 hours. In March in Fort Payne, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Auburn.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Auburn — 3 nights

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Toomer's Corner and Southeastern Raptor Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auburn: National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center (in Columbus) and Bellevue (in LaGrange). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center and walk around Kiesel Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Auburn trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Auburn takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Payne in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Auburn: highs are around 67°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
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Alabama travel guide

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History Museums · 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.