60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Gadsden
— 3 nights
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Huntsville
— 11 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Birmingham
— 13 nights
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Montgomery
— 9 nights
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Mobile
— 9 nights
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Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
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Orange Beach
— 7 nights

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Gadsden

Gadsden ©
Gadsden is a city in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Anniston Museum of Natural History (in Anniston), Fort Payne (Little River Canyon Center, Little River Canyon National Preserve, &more) and Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville). The adventure continues: stroll around Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, look for all kinds of wild species at Tigers For Tomorrow, explore the activities along Neely Henry Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Cheaha State Park.

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

Thomaston to Gadsden is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thomaston to Gadsden. In July in Gadsden, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Gadsden

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Payne, Mentone, Anniston Museum of Natural History, Tigers For Tomorrow, Lake Guntersville
Highlights from your plan
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground ©
Noccalula Falls Park & Campground
Marthas Falls ©
Marthas Falls
Neely Henry Lake ©
Neely Henry Lake

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Huntsville side-trips: Decatur (Point Mallard Waterpark, Wheeler Lake, &more), Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville) and Scottsboro (Unclaimed Baggage & Goose Pond Colony Resort). The adventure continues: get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, walk around Dog Spot dog park, don't miss a visit to Independent Musical Productions, and brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip planner.

You can drive from Gadsden to Huntsville in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Huntsville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Decatur, Scottsboro, Rocket Republic Brewing, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden

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Florence

Florence ©
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 Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Deibert Park, see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, meet the residents at University of North Alabama, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of the Shoals.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Florence takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tuscumbia, Sheffield, Fame Recording Studios, Joe Wheeler State Park
Highlights from your plan
Deibert Park ©
Deibert Park
Children's Museum of the Shoals ©
Children's Museum of the Shoals
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

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Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman), Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville) and Tuscaloosa (The Makers Market, Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Birmingham Zoo.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham road trip planning tool.

Getting from Florence to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Jasper, Ave Maria Grotto, Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum
Highlights from your plan
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (in Tuskegee Institute), Lowndes County Interpretive Center (in Hayneville) and Edmund Pettus Bridge (in Selma). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Montgomery day trip site.

Drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Clanton, Auburn, Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Jackson Lake Island
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Legacy Museum
Legacy Museum
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church ©

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Mobile

Mobile ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mobile: Point Clear (Punta Clara Kitchen & Confederate Rest Cemetery), Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum (in Monroeville) and Fairhope (Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more).

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobile route planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Mobile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope, Point Clear, Atmore, Daphne, Burris Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Fairhope Avenue ©
Fairhope Avenue
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island ©
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: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, tee off at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dauphin Island day trip site.

Drive from Mobile to Dauphin Island in an hour. August in Dauphin Island sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium ©
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary ©
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary

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Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Change things up with these side-trips from Orange Beach: Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf, take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, and hike along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach travel route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Foley, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Alligator Alley, Bamahenge
Highlights from your plan
The Wharf ©
The Wharf
Fishing Charters & Tours
Adventure Island ©
Adventure Island

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