60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Fly to New Orleans, Bus to Mobile
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Mobile
— 8 nights
Drive
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Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Fort Morgan, Drive to Orange Beach
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Orange Beach
— 5 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 8 nights
Drive
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Auburn
— 5 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 10 nights
Drive
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Fort Payne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Huntsville
— 9 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 6 nights
Drive to Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field, Fly to Brisbane

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Mobile — 8 nights

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Richards DAR House Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mobile Carnival Museum and GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum (in Monroeville), HW Pearce Junior Memorial Park (in Jackson) and Fairhope (Fairhope Brewing Company, Fairhope Avenue, &more).

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mobile vacation maker website.

Brisbane, Australia to Mobile is an approximately 25.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Brisbane to Mobile. In October in Mobile, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Dauphin Island.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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. Take a break from the city and head to Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary and Dauphin Island Public Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

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Getting from Mobile to Dauphin Island by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orange Beach.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Orange Beach — 5 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Morgan Historic Site and Foley Railroad Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Gulf Shores Public Beach and Orange Beach Waterfront Park. Step out of Orange Beach to go to Summerdale and see Alligator Alley, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Orange Beach visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In October in Orange Beach, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.
Outdoors · Parks · 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. Popular historic sites such as National Memorial for Peace and Justice and First White House of the Confederacy are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Rosa Parks Museum and Civil Rights Memorial Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montgomery: Selma (Selma to Montgomery & Edmund Pettus Bridge). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, take an in-depth tour of Alabama Department of Archives and History, ponder the world of politics at Alabama State Capitol, and stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Orange Beach to Montgomery takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. October in Montgomery sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Auburn.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip

Auburn — 5 nights

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and Shorter Mansion. Visiting Chewacla State Park and Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Auburn: Alexander City (Lake Martin & Wind Creek State Park) and George Washington Carver Museum (in Tuskegee). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Toomer's Corner and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Auburn online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Auburn in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Birmingham.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips

Birmingham — 10 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Get outdoors at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park and Natural Bridge Park. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark and Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Cheaha State Park (in Delta), Anniston Museum of Natural History (in Anniston) and Paul W. Bryant Museum (in Tuscaloosa). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ave Maria Grotto, grab your bike and head to Oak Mountain State Park, and examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham holiday planning tool.

Getting from Auburn to Birmingham by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Payne.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Fort Payne — 3 nights

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Little River Canyon National Preserve and Desoto Falls. Escape the urban bustle at DeSoto State Park and Tigers For Tomorrow. Explore Fort Payne's surroundings by going to Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza (in Albertville) and Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville).

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fort Payne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in November; daily highs in Fort Payne reach 19°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Huntsville.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Wineries
Side Trips

Huntsville — 9 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 Harmony Park Safari and Monte Sano State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Caverns State Park and Monte Sano Nature Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (in Decatur), Guntersville (John Maner's Pro Fishing Guide Service & Lake Guntersville State Park) and Historic Mooresville (in Mooresville). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Burritt on the Mountain, hike along Rainbow Mountain Trails, walk around Big Spring Park, and get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Huntsville day trip planning site.

You can drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
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). Step off the beaten path and head to Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House and Joe Wheeler State Park. Get some cultural insight at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Haleyville to see Dismals Canyon about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ivy Green, stroll around Spring Park, get to know the resident critters at University of North Alabama, and take an in-depth tour of Helen Keller Birthplace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

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.