60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

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60 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Huntsville
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tuscumbia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Fort Payne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Anniston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Birmingham
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Auburn
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Montgomery
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Gulf Shores
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Mobile
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Houston

8
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Harmony Park Safari and Ave Maria Grotto. Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Caverns State Park and Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huntsville: Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead (in Estillfork), Lake Guntersville State Park (in Guntersville) and Goose Pond Colony Resort (in Scottsboro). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, stop by Harrison Brothers Hardware, shop like a local with Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, and steep yourself in history at Historic Mooresville.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Huntsville route maker tool .

Houston to Huntsville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Houston in June, expect Huntsville to be slightly colder, temps between 87°F and 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Athens, Lake Guntersville State Park, Cathedral Caverns State Park, Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, Ave Maria Grotto
Highlights from your plan
Bridge Street Town Centre ©
Bridge Street Town Centre
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge ©
Wheeler Wildlife Refuge

3
nights
Tuscumbia

Tuscumbia ©
Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Ivy Green and Fame Recording Studios will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tuscumbia: Natural Bridge Park (in Natural Bridge), Jesse Owens Museum (in Moulton) and Joe Wheeler State Park (in Rogersville). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, stroll through Spring Park, and get to know the resident critters at University of North Alabama.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Tuscumbia day trip site .

Drive from Huntsville to Tuscumbia in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Tuscumbia are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Florence, Joe Wheeler State Park, Fame Recording Studios, Jesse Owens Museum, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Highlights from your plan
Alabama Music Hall of Fame ©
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Ivy Green ©
Ivy Green

4
nights
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Get in touch with nature at Little River Canyon National Preserve and Desoto Falls. Discover out-of-the-way places like DeSoto State Park and Marthas Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Payne: Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville), Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro) and Jules J. Berta Vineyards (in Albertville). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of High Falls, identify plant and animal life at Tigers for Tomorrow, do a tasting at Wills Creek Vineyards, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fort Payne trip maker site .

Getting from Tuscumbia to Fort Payne by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Tuscumbia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fort Payne, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Anniston.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mentone, Attalla, Lake Guntersville, Jules J. Berta Vineyards, Unclaimed Baggage Center
Highlights from your plan
Desoto Falls ©
Desoto Falls
DeSoto State Park ©
DeSoto State Park

2
nights
Anniston

Anniston ©
Anniston is a city in Calhoun County in the state of Alabama. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Janney Furnace Park, then trek along Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail, and then stroll around Freedom Riders Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Berman Museum of World History, learn more about the world around you at Anniston Museum of Natural History, and then trek along Chief Ladiga Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Anniston attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Anniston takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Anniston can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Anniston

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Janney Furnace Park, Chief Ladiga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anniston Museum of Natural History ©
Anniston Museum of Natural History
Berman Museum of World History ©
Berman Museum of World History
Janney Furnace Park ©
Janney Furnace Park

10
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Civil Rights District will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Bass Pro Shop or The Outlet Shops of Grand River. Venture out of the city with trips to Alabama National Cemetery (in Montevallo), Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum (in Calera) and Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (in McCalla). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, and take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham driving holiday tool .

Drive from Anniston to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. In June in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Leeds, Tuscaloosa, Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Alabama National Cemetery, International Motorsports Hall of Fame
Highlights from your plan
Kelly Ingram Park ©
Kelly Ingram Park
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©

5
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve & Nature Center. Explore hidden gems such as Superior Pecans & Gifts and Chewacla State Park. Explore Auburn's surroundings by going to Drive Through Museum (in Seale), Alexander City (Lake Martin & Wind Creek State Park) and Eufaula (Fendall Hall & Shorter Mansion). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at George Washington Carver Museum, explore and take pictures at Jordan-Hare Stadium, snap pictures at Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge, and play a few rounds at Grand National Golf Course.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Auburn trip planner .

Drive from Birmingham to Auburn in 2.5 hours. In June in Auburn, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eufaula, Opelika, Alexander City, Drive Through Museum, George Washington Carver Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site ©
Chewacla State Park ©
Chewacla State Park
Kreher Preserve & Nature Center ©
Kreher Preserve & Nature Center

9
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Priester's Pecans and Eastdale Mall. Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Montgomery side-trips: Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum (in Georgiana), Peach Park (in Clanton) and Lowndes County Interpretive Center (in Hayneville). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, contemplate the long history of The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, make a trip to Edmund Pettus Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alabama Safari Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Montgomery trip planning app .

You can drive from Auburn to Montgomery in an hour. In July in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Selma, Prattville, Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum, Lowndes County Interpretive Center, John Henderson Family Park
Highlights from your plan
Old Alabama Town ©
Old Alabama Town
Civil Rights Memorial Center ©
Civil Rights Memorial Center
United States Army Aviation Museum ©

9
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Shop till you drop at Tanger Outlets Foley and Billy's Seafood. Get some historical perspective at Fort Morgan State Historic Site and Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church. When in Gulf Shores, make a side trip to see Alligator Alley in Summerdale, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gulf Shores trip planner .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Gulf Shores takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. July in Gulf Shores sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Foley, Bamahenge, Billy's Seafood, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier

9
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Rock Creek Golf Club will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Fairhope (Fairhope Museum & Fairhope Brewing Company), Dauphin Island (Fort Gaines & Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium) and Point Clear (Confederate Rest Cemetery & Lakewood Golf Club). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, look for gifts at Burris Farm Market, explore and take pictures at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and ponder the world of politics at Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mobile online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gulf Shores to Mobile takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Fairhope, Point Clear, Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Mobile Carnival Museum ©
Mobile Carnival Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

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