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
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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). Bring the kids along to Deibert Park and Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of the Shoals, take an in-depth tour of Helen Keller Birthplace, and pause for some photo ops at Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Florence online vacation builder.

Belleville to Florence is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 9 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Attractions like McWane Science Center and Vulcan Park and Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville), Cullman (Ave Maria Grotto & St. Bernard Abbey) and Easley Covered Bridge (in Oneonta). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, and join the crowd at Talladega Superspeedway.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Florence to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 9 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Bring the kids along to National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Civil Rights Memorial Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Clanton (Clanton Peach Water Tower & Peach Park) and Selma (Old Live Oak Cemetery, Edmund Pettus Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery, and enjoy some music at Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Montgomery journey planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gulf Shores.
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Gulf Shores — 9 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Orange Beach Waterfront Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gulf Shores: Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, admire the majestic nature at Alabama Point East, get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores online attractions planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In June in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to 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. Family-friendly places like Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, admire the majestic nature at Indian Shell Mound Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dauphin Island Public Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dauphin Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In June in Dauphin Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Mobile.
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Mobile — 8 nights

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Battleship USS ALABAMA and Conde-Charlotte Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Fairhope (Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more) and Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear).

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mobile travel route planner.

You can drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. Another option is to drive. June in Mobile sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Auburn.
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Auburn — 3 nights

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Toomer's Corner and Kreher Preserve & Nature Center. Go for a jaunt from Auburn to Alexander City to see Wind Creek State Park about 52 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Davis Arboretum, tee off at Grand National Golf Course, and immerse yourself in nature at Chewacla State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Auburn trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Mobile to Auburn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, daytime highs in Auburn are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fort Payne.
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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). Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve, immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Desoto Falls, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Payne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Auburn to Fort Payne takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Auburn in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fort Payne, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (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.
Family-friendly places like U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Huntsville Botanical Garden will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville), Goose Pond Colony Resort (in Scottsboro) and Art on the Lake (in Guntersville). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, stroll through Monte Sano Nature Preserve, don't miss a visit to Independent Musical Productions, and steep yourself in history at Burritt on the Mountain.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Huntsville online visit planner.

Drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. July in Huntsville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel 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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