60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Birmingham
Drive:  2 h
1
Sheffield
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Huntsville
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Mentone
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Auburn
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Mobile
— 8 nights
Drive:  45 min
6
Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Gulf Shores
— 9 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Montgomery
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Birmingham
— 12 nights
End: Birmingham

3
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
Sheffield is a city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Shoals metropolitan area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and Ivy Green. Escape the urban bustle at Dismals Canyon and Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sheffield: Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery (in Tuscumbia), Jesse Owens Museum (in Moulton) and William Bankhead National Forest (in Double Springs). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, steep yourself in history at Fame Recording Studios, stroll around Spring Park, and snap pictures at Old Railroad Bridge.

You can plan Sheffield trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Birmingham to Sheffield is an approximately 2- hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tuscumbia, Dismals Canyon, Fame Recording Studios, Jesse Owens Museum, William Bankhead National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Dismals Canyon ©
Dismals Canyon
William Bankhead National Forest ©
William Bankhead National Forest

8
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain and University of North Alabama. Step out of the city life by going to Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and Rainbow Mountain Trails. Venture out of the city with trips to Isom's Orchard (in Athens), Florence (Deibert Park, Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall, &more) and Joe Wheeler State Park (in Rogersville). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Lake Guntersville State Park, walk around Big Spring Park, get your game on at Civil Axe Throwing - Huntsville, and play a few rounds at Goose Pond Colony Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Huntsville online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sheffield to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. March in Huntsville sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mentone.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Florence, Decatur, Isom's Orchard, Beehive Bathhouse, Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza
Highlights from your plan
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Joe Wheeler State Park ©
Joe Wheeler State Park
Lake Guntersville State Park ©
Lake Guntersville State Park

4
nights
Mentone

Mentone ©
Mentone is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Get in touch with nature at Desoto Falls and Tigers For Tomorrow. Discover out-of-the-way places like Russell Cave National Monument and Lake Guntersville. Explore Mentone's surroundings by going to Cherokee Rock Village (in Leesburg) and Orbix Hot Glass (in Fort Payne). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Sequoyah Caverns and Ellis Homestead, take in the dramatic scenery at Marthas Falls, don't miss a visit to Little River Canyon Center, and examine the collection at Alabama Fan Club and Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mentone travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Mentone takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in April, expect little chillier with lows of 46°F in Mentone. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Auburn.

Things to do in Mentone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Payne, Russell Cave National Monument, Cherokee Rock Village, Lake Guntersville, Sequoyah Caverns and Ellis Homestead
Highlights from your plan
Tigers For Tomorrow ©
Tigers For Tomorrow
Russell Cave National Monument ©
Russell Cave National Monument
Cherokee Rock Village ©
Cherokee Rock Village

4
nights
Auburn

Auburn ©
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Chewacla State Park and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. Step off the beaten path and head to Kreher Preserve & Nature Center and Horseshoe Bend National Military Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auburn: Alexander City (Lake Martin & Wind Creek State Park). There's much more to do: walk around Kiesel Park, admire the masterpieces at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, play a few rounds at Grand National Golf Course, and stop by Tiger Town.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Auburn online day trip planner.

You can drive from Mentone to Auburn in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mentone in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Auburn. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alexander City, Opelika, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Chewacla State Park ©
Chewacla State Park
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site ©
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
Wind Creek State Park ©
Wind Creek State Park

8
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Richards DAR House Museum and Conde-Charlotte Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Mobile Bay and Meaher State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum (in Monroeville) and Fairhope (Fairhope Museum, Eastern Shore Art Center, &more).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mobile tour site.

Traveling by car from Auburn to Mobile takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April in Mobile, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fairhope, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum, Burris Farm Market
Highlights from your plan
History Museum of Mobile ©
History Museum of Mobile
Meaher State Park ©
Meaher State Park
Historic Blakeley State Park ©
Historic Blakeley State Park

3
nights
Dauphin Island

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Fort Gaines. Get in touch with nature at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Dauphin Island Public Beach, tee off at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, immerse yourself in nature at Indian Shell Mound Park, and head outdoors with Action Outdoors.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dauphin Island online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Dauphin Island takes an hour. In April in Dauphin Island, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary ©
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary

9
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Visiting Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Foley Railroad Museum and Gulf Shores Golf Club. Venture out of the city with trips to Point Clear (Lakewood Golf Club & Mullet Point Park) and Weeks Bay Reserve (in Fairhope). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Fort Morgan Road Trail, play a few rounds at Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores trip planner.

You can drive from Dauphin Island to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in April, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Foley, Elberta, Bon Secour, Point Clear
Highlights from your plan
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge ©
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
Lakewood Golf Club ©
Lakewood Golf Club
Fishing Charters & Tours

8
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Alabama Safari Park and Frank Jackson State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery and Alabama Department of Archives and History. Get out of town with these interesting Montgomery side-trips: Peach Park (in Clanton), United States Army Aviation Museum (in Fort Rucker) and John Henderson Family Park (in Enterprise). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, look for gifts at Priester's Pecans, and tee off at Cambrian Ridge.

Start your trip to Montgomery by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Gulf Shores to Montgomery by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Selma, Prattville, Cambrian Ridge, Peach Park, Priester's Pecans
Highlights from your plan
John Henderson Family Park ©
John Henderson Family Park
Cambrian Ridge ©
Cambrian Ridge
Frank Jackson State Park ©
Frank Jackson State Park

12
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Mountain Park and Ruffner Mountain. Step off the beaten path and head to Civil Rights District and Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Venture out of the city with trips to Ozan Winery & Cellars (in Calera), Anniston (Anniston Museum of Natural History & Berman Museum of World History) and International Motorsports Hall of Fame (in Talladega). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kelly Ingram Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Good People Brewing Company, identify plant and animal life at Natural Bridge Park, and visit Five Points South.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Tuscaloosa, Anniston, Natural Bridge Park, Doughboy Monument at DeBardeleben Park, FarmLinks Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park ©
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
Red Mountain Park ©
Red Mountain Park
Natural Bridge Park ©
Natural Bridge Park

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