60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama route planner

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Auburn
— 4 nights
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Mobile
— 10 nights
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Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Fort Morgan, Taxi to Gulf Shores
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Gulf Shores
— 8 nights
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Montgomery
— 8 nights
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Birmingham
— 10 nights
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Florence
— 4 nights
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Huntsville
— 9 nights
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Auburn

— 4 nights
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Toomer's Corner and Hills & Dales Estate. Explore Auburn's surroundings by going to Little Nadine's Grave (in Lanett), Lake Martin (in Alexander City) and Commodore Museum (in Tuskegee). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Chewacla State Park, take in the views from Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, explore the world behind art at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, and identify plant and animal life at Southeastern Raptor Center.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Auburn online journey planner.

Fort Payne to Auburn is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. June in Auburn sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mobile

— 10 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mobile Bay and Richards DAR House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Mobile side-trips: Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Fairhope (Fairhope Brewing Company, Fairhope Museum, &more).

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Traveling by car from Auburn to Mobile takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. June in Mobile sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Golf

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Indian Shell Mound Park. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, get outside with Action Outdoors, and tee off at Isle Dauphine Golf Club.

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

Drive from Mobile to Dauphin Island in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Gulf Shores

— 8 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Morgan Historic Site and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, walk around Gulf Shores Dog Park, examine the collection at Foley Railroad Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Big Beach Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Dauphin Island to Gulf Shores by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. June in Gulf Shores sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 8 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Discover out-of-the-way places like Legacy Museum and First White House of the Confederacy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montgomery: Old Cahawba Archaeological Park (in Orrville) and Old Live Oak Cemetery (in Selma). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, take in nature's colorful creations at Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park, and don't miss a visit to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Montgomery planning website.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Montgomery in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 10 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Red Mountain Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville), Lewis Smith Lake Dam (in Jasper) and Cullman County Museum (in Cullman). There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Birmingham Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. Paul, and admire the natural beauty at Aldridge Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham online route planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and Children's Museum of the Shoals. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at University of North Alabama, stroll around River Heritage Park, examine the collection at Indian Mound & Museum, and explore the activities along Pickwick Lake.

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Traveling by car from Birmingham to Florence takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Big Spring Park and Harmony Park Safari. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville), Prichard's Distillery (in Kelso) and Lynchburg (Old Jail Museum & Lynchburg Winery). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Burritt on the Mountain, buy something for everyone on your list at Bridge Street Town Centre, view the masterpieces at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, and admire the masterpieces at Huntsville Museum of Art.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Huntsville road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Huntsville takes 1.5 hours. July in Huntsville sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Payne

— 3 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 Fort Payne Depot Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Cherokee Rock Village in Leesburg (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with True Adventure Sports, stop by Orbix Hot Glass, take in the dramatic scenery at Marthas Falls, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Payne route planning app.

Drive from Huntsville to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fort Payne, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Historic Sites · 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.