60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama holiday planner

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

— 10 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Bring the kids along to U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Monte Sano Nature Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Isom's Orchard (in Athens), Historic Mooresville (in Mooresville) and Decatur (Morgan Price Candy Company, Delano Park, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Burritt on the Mountain, identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari, and don't miss a visit to Independent Musical Productions.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville trip maker site.

Belleville to Huntsville is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Belleville in April; daily highs in Huntsville reach 72°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Fort Payne

— 3 nights
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Payne: Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville) and Scottsboro (Unclaimed Baggage & Scottsboro Boys Museum & Cultural Center). There's much more to do: walk around Little River Canyon National Preserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, identify plant and animal life at Tigers For Tomorrow, and immerse yourself in nature at Desoto Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Payne online attractions planner.

Getting from Huntsville to Fort Payne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in April, Fort Payne is little chillier at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Auburn

— 3 nights
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Chewacla State Park and Kiesel Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail (in Dadeville) and Wind Creek State Park (in Alexander City). Spend the 17th (Sat) exploring nature at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Toomer's Corner and look for gifts at Tiger Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Auburn sightseeing planner.

Getting from Fort Payne to Auburn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Payne in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Auburn. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mobile

— 8 nights
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Battleship USS ALABAMA and Mobile Bay. Explore Mobile's surroundings by going to Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Fairhope (Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more).

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mobile day trip planning website.

You can drive from Auburn to Mobile in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In April in Mobile, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Mobile

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · 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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium and Dauphin Island Public Beach. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, take a memorable tour with Tours, contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and immerse yourself in nature at Indian Shell Mound Park.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Dauphin Island vacation planner.

Drive from Mobile to Dauphin Island in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Explore Gulf Shores' surroundings by going to Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). Pack the 8th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at OWA. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, stroll through Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, and identify plant and animal life at Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores travel route planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in April, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 9 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Kids will enjoy National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Montgomery side-trips: Selma (Old Live Oak Cemetery, Edmund Pettus Bridge, &more) and Clanton (Peach Park & Clanton Peach Water Tower). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, get engrossed in the history at Equal Justice Initiative, identify plant and animal life at Alabama Safari Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Montgomery journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Gulf Shores to Montgomery takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 9 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Attractions like Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Birmingham Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Lewis Smith Lake Dam (in Jasper), Talladega (International Motorsports Hall of Fame & Talladega Superspeedway) and Cullman (St. Bernard Abbey, Ave Maria Grotto, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, look for all kinds of wild species at Ruffner Mountain, get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, and hike along Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip planning site.

Drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Birmingham are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House and University of North Alabama. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Jesse Owens Museum in Danville, approximately Danville away. There's lots more to do: walk around Deibert Park, contemplate the long history of Ivy Green, examine the collection at Indian Mound & Museum, and explore the activities along Pickwick Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip website.

Getting from Birmingham to Florence by car takes about 2 hours. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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.