60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Florence
— 4 nights
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Birmingham
— 9 nights
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Montgomery
— 9 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 9 nights
Taxi to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
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Mobile
— 8 nights
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Auburn
— 3 nights
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Fort Payne
— 3 nights
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Huntsville
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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). Family-friendly places like Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House and Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: walk around Deibert Park, examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, meet the residents at University of North Alabama, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pickwick Lake.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Florence road trip website.

Belleville to Florence is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Belleville in April, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 74°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 9 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Birmingham Zoo. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Easley Covered Bridge (in Oneonta), Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville) and Cullman (Ave Maria Grotto & St. Bernard Abbey). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, and admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in April, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 9 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Attractions like National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Montgomery: Selma (Old Live Oak Cemetery, Edmund Pettus Bridge, &more) and Clanton (Clanton Peach Water Tower & Peach Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Alabama Safari Park, and contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Montgomery trip app.

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gulf Shores

— 9 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gulf Shores: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). Pack the 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at OWA. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through Gulf Shores Public Beach, and trek along Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores route planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In April in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Beaches

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. Bring the kids along to Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium and Fort Gaines. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, admire the majestic nature at Indian Shell Mound Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dauphin Island online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. May in Dauphin Island sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mobile

— 8 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Battleship USS ALABAMA and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Fairhope (Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more).

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mobile route tool.

Traveling by car from Dauphin Island to Mobile takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Auburn

— 3 nights
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Kids will enjoy Kreher Preserve & Nature Center and Davis Arboretum. Change things up with a short trip to Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City (about 52 minutes away). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Chewacla State Park, take a stroll through Toomer's Corner, and tee off at Grand National Golf Course.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Auburn day trip tool.

You can drive from Mobile to Auburn in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mobile in May, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Auburn. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fort Payne

— 3 nights
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Explore Fort Payne's surroundings by going to Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville), Scottsboro (Unclaimed Baggage & Scottsboro Boys Museum & Cultural Center) and Chief Ladiga Trail (in Piedmont). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Little River Canyon National Preserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, make a trip to Little River Canyon Center, and admire the majestic nature at DeSoto State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fort Payne online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Auburn to Fort Payne takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Auburn in May, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Fort Payne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 11 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Attractions like U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Monte Sano Nature Preserve make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville), Art on the Lake (in Guntersville) and Goose Pond Colony Resort (in Scottsboro). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, walk around Dog Spot dog park, identify plant and animal life at Hays Nature Preserve, and don't miss a visit to Independent Musical Productions.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Huntsville online trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Payne in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Huntsville, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.