60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Montgomery
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Gulf Shores
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Mobile
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Auburn
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Fort Payne
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Huntsville
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Florence
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Birmingham
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Montgomery — 8 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Family-friendly places like National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Alabama Safari Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Montgomery with an excursion to Peach Park in Clanton--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Autauga Creek Canoe Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Montgomery travel route planner.

Birmingham to Montgomery is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gulf Shores.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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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 Gulf Shores Public Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gulf Shores: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, look for gifts at Chocolate Corner, take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, and tee off at Gulf Shores Golf Club.

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Drive from Montgomery to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in November, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mobile.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Mobile — 9 nights

Family-friendly places like Battleship USS ALABAMA and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mobile: Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore), Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Dauphin Island (Fort Gaines, Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, &more).

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mobile trip planner.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Auburn.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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Auburn — 3 nights

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Toomer's Corner and Chewacla State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Dadeville (Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail & Lake Martin Recreation Area) and Wind Creek State Park (in Alexander City). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kreher Preserve & Nature Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Auburn trip planner.

Drive from Mobile to Auburn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mobile in November since evenings lows in Auburn dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fort Payne.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Fort Payne — 4 nights

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Payne: Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville) and High Falls (in Geraldine). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, admire the sheer force of Marthas Falls, and make a trip to Little River Canyon Center.

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Traveling by car from Auburn to Fort Payne takes 3.5 hours. In November, Fort Payne is slightly colder than Auburn - with highs of 61°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Huntsville.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Huntsville — 10 nights

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like U.S. Space and Rocket Center and Maple Hill Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Decatur (Delano Park, Morgan Coutny Archives, &more), Goose Pond Colony Resort (in Scottsboro) and Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Mountain Trails, don't miss a visit to Independent Musical Productions, and take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Huntsville trip planning site.

You can drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors
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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). Bring the kids along to Pickwick Lake and Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: William Bankhead National Forest (in Double Springs), Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve (in Tuscumbia) and Joe Wheeler State Park (in Rogersville). And it doesn't end there: walk around Deibert Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at University of North Alabama, examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and get engrossed in the history at Helen Keller Birthplace.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence visit planner.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Florence takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Birmingham.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Birmingham — 10 nights

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Venture out of the city with trips to Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail (in Anniston), Talladega Superspeedway (in Talladega) and Buck Creek Trail (in Alabaster). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, and walk around Birmingham's Railroad Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Florence to Birmingham in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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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.