60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Drive to Auburn
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Auburn
— 2 nights
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Montgomery
— 8 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 8 nights
Drive to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 8 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 5 nights
Drive
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Huntsville
— 11 nights
Drive
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Fort Payne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 10 nights
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Auburn — 2 nights

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Chewacla State Park and George Washington Carver Museum. Explore Auburn's surroundings by going to Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail (in Dadeville), Alexander City (Lake Martin & Wind Creek State Park) and Shorter Mansion (in Eufaula). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Toomer's Corner and identify plant and animal life at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Auburn route planner.

Washington to Auburn is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Auburn is minus 1 hour. In July in Auburn, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 8 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Explore hidden gems such as Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church and Civil Rights Memorial Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Priester's Pecans (in Fort Deposit), Edmund Pettus Bridge (in Selma) and Clanton (Heaton Pecan Farm & Peach Park). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Alabama State Capitol.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Montgomery driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Auburn to Montgomery takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gulf Shores.
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Gulf Shores — 8 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Gulf State Park Fishing Pier. Venture out of the city with trips to Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). There's much more to do: trek along Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, examine the collection at Foley Railroad Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Shores Public Beach.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gulf Shores trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Dauphin Island.
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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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Gaines and Dauphin Island Public Beach. Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, head outdoors with Action Outdoors, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dauphin Island attractions app.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Dauphin Island are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Mobile.
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Mobile — 8 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum (in Monroeville), Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Fairhope (Fairhope Municipal Pier, Fairhope Museum, &more).

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mobile travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dauphin Island to Mobile takes an hour. August in Mobile sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.
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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 discover tucked-away gems like Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House and Joe Wheeler State Park. Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery in Tuscumbia, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at University of North Alabama, walk around Spring Park, see the interesting displays at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of the Shoals.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planning site.

You can drive from Mobile to Florence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mobile in August, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Huntsville.
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Huntsville — 11 nights

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum and Room Escape Games. Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Guntersville (Art on the Lake, Lake Guntersville State Park, &more), Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville) and Decatur (Delano Park, Point Mallard Waterpark, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, identify plant and animal life at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and walk around Big Spring Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Florence to Huntsville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Payne.
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Fort Payne — 4 nights

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Little River Canyon National Preserve and DeSoto State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Payne: Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville), Geraldine (High Falls & High Falls Park) and Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Desoto Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Tigers For Tomorrow, don't miss a visit to Little River Canyon Center, and head outdoors with True Adventure Sports.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Fort Payne trip planner.

Drive from Huntsville to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in August, expect little chillier with lows of 65°F in Fort Payne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 10 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and 16th Street Baptist Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: Cullman (Cullman Wellness and Aquatics Center & Ave Maria Grotto), Tuscaloosa (Children's Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, Paul W. Bryant Museum, &more) and Gadsden (Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park & Noccalula Falls Park & Campground). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, and get a new perspective on nature at Anniston Museum of Natural History.

Start your trip to Birmingham by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Fort Payne to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Fort Payne in August, Birmingham is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
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Alabama travel guide

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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.
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