60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Auburn
— 3 nights
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Fort Payne
— 4 nights
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Huntsville
— 8 nights
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Florence
— 6 nights
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Birmingham
— 10 nights
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Montgomery
— 8 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 8 nights
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Dauphin Island
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Auburn — 3 nights

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Auburn: Tuskegee Human &Civil Rights Multicultural Center (in Tuskegee), Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail (in Dadeville) and Little Nadine's Grave (in Lanett). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Toomer's Corner, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, sample the fine beverages at John Emerald Distilling Company, and explore the world behind art at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Auburn trip planner.

Dothan to Auburn is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Dothan in January, you will find days in Auburn are slightly colder (55°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fort Payne.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Fort Payne — 4 nights

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Payne: Cherokee County Alabama Historical Museum (in Centre), Stevenson Railroad Depot Museum (in Stevenson) and Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Little River Canyon National Preserve, admire the majestic nature at DeSoto State Park, fly down the slopes at Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort, and hunt for treasures at Collinsville Trade Day.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fort Payne online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Auburn to Fort Payne takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Auburn in February; daily highs in Fort Payne reach 54°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Huntsville.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Winter Sports
Side Trips

Huntsville — 8 nights

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: Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives (in Athens), Decatur (Morgan Coutny Archives, Old Decatur Historic District, &more) and Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial, stroll through Monte Sano Nature Preserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Huntsville trip website.

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Huntsville takes 1.5 hours. February in Huntsville sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

Florence — 6 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). Change things up with a short trip to Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve in Tuscumbia (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall, see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of the Shoals, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at University of North Alabama.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Birmingham.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Birmingham — 10 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge (in West Blocton), American Village Citizenship Trust (in Montevallo) and Tuscaloosa (Mercedes-Benz US International Visitor Center/Museum, Paul W. Bryant Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours, walk around Kelly Ingram Park, see the interesting displays at Southern Museum of Flight, and get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Birmingham driving holiday website.

Drive from Florence to Birmingham in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips

Montgomery — 8 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Get out of town with these interesting Montgomery side-trips: United States Army Aviation Museum (in Fort Rucker), Lowndes County Interpretive Center (in Hayneville) and Selma (Old Live Oak Cemetery & Edmund Pettus Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of National Memorial for Peace and Justice, don't miss a visit to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center, and browse the exhibits of The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Montgomery online route planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gulf Shores.
Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips

Gulf Shores — 8 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Take a break from Gulf Shores with a short trip to Fort Morgan Historic Site in Fort Morgan, about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum, experience rural life at Sweet Home Farm, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Beach Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gulf Shores online trip planner.

Getting from Montgomery to Gulf Shores by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In March in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dauphin Island.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, admire the majestic nature at Indian Shell Mound Park, kick back and relax at Dauphin Island Public Beach, and contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dauphin Island online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. March in Dauphin Island sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Mobile.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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Mobile — 9 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (in Gulfport), Fairhope (Fairhope Museum, Fairhope Avenue, &more) and Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach).

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Traveling by car from Dauphin Island to Mobile takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. March in Mobile sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.