60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

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

— 8 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Escape the urban bustle at G3 Adventures and Harmony Park Safari. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro), Franklin (Carter House, Lotz House Museum, &more) and Rock City (in Lookout Mountain). And it doesn't end there: get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park, identify plant and animal life at Land Trust of North Alabama, and admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville travel route site.

Washington DC to Huntsville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC to Huntsville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: highs in Huntsville hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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). Escape the urban bustle at Shiloh National Military Park and Pickwick Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Tupelo Automobile Museum (in Tupelo), Dismals Canyon (in Haleyville) and Tishomingo State Park (in Tishomingo). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, get to know the resident critters at University of North Alabama, see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and walk around McFarland Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Florence are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 10 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Get in touch with nature at Oak Mountain State Park and Rotary Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: Cullman (3rd Street Promenade, St. Bernard Abbey, &more), Swann Covered Bridge (in Cleveland) and Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, look for all kinds of wild species at Ruffner Mountain, and get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Florence to Birmingham in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gadsden.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Gadsden

— 4 nights
Gadsden is a city in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U.S. state of Alabama. Get outdoors at Noccalula Falls Park & Campground and Desoto Falls. Explore Gadsden's surroundings by going to Fort Payne (DeSoto State Park & Little River Canyon National Preserve), Anniston Museum of Natural History (in Anniston) and Cheaha State Park (in Delta). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Tigers For Tomorrow, don't miss a visit to Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park, stroll through Martin Wildlife Park Trail, and walk around Coosa Landing Recreational Park.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our Gadsden driving holiday site.

You can drive from Birmingham to Gadsden in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Gadsden

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Auburn

— 3 nights
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Chewacla State Park and Southeastern Raptor Center. Get out of town with these interesting Auburn side-trips: Little Nadine's Grave (in Lanett), National Civil War Naval Museum (in Columbus) and Pine Mountain (Wild Animal Safari & Callaway Resort & Gardens). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and design of Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at John Emerald Distilling Company, make a trip to Toomer's Corner, and snap pictures at Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Auburn day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Gadsden to Auburn takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 8 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Take a break from the city and head to Alabama Safari Park and Capitol Hill Golf Course. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montgomery: John Henderson Family Park (in Enterprise), United States Army Aviation Museum (in Fort Rucker) and Brandished Bumper Rooster (in Brundidge). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, take an in-depth tour of Alabama Department of Archives and History, pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and steep yourself in history at Civil Rights Memorial Center.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Montgomery online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Auburn to Montgomery in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Montgomery are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mobile

— 9 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Gulf Islands National Seashore and Mobile Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mobile: Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear), Fort Pickens Area (in Pensacola Beach) and Fairhope (Fairhope Brewing Company, Fairhope Museum, &more).

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mobile tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Mobile

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 Indian Shell Mound Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, cast your line with a fishing tour, and steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Dauphin Island trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Dauphin Island takes an hour. April in Dauphin Island sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gulf Shores

— 10 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gulf State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Gulf Shores: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale), Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Weeks Bay Reserve (in Fairhope). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, trek along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, identify plant and animal life at Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, and stroll through Jeff Friend Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gulf Shores trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Dauphin Island to Gulf Shores by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Historic Sites
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.