60 days in Alabama Itinerary

60 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama attractions planner

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Sheffield
— 3 nights
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Huntsville
— 8 nights
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Mentone
— 4 nights
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Auburn
— 4 nights
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Mobile
— 8 nights
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Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Fort Morgan, Drive to Gulf Shores
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Gulf Shores
— 9 nights
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Montgomery
— 8 nights
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Birmingham
— 12 nights

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Sheffield

— 3 nights
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 Sheffield's surroundings by going to Jesse Owens Museum (in Danville), Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery (in Tuscumbia) and William Bankhead National Forest (in Double Springs). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, snap pictures at Old Railroad Bridge, steep yourself in history at Fame Recording Studios, and stroll around Spring Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sheffield trip planner.

Birmingham to Sheffield is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Sheffield can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
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 Lake Guntersville State Park. 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: have some family-friendly fun at Civil Axe Throwing - Huntsville, play a few rounds at Goose Pond Colony Resort, get engrossed in the history at Huntsville Depot Museum, and walk around Big Spring Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, 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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mentone

— 4 nights
Mentone is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Get in touch with nature at Desoto Falls and Russell Cave National Monument. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tigers For Tomorrow and Lake Guntersville. Explore Mentone's surroundings by going to Orbix Hot Glass (in Fort Payne) and Cherokee Rock Village (in Leesburg). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, 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 maps, reviews, 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Auburn

— 4 nights
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and Kreher Preserve & Nature Center. Get in touch with nature at Chewacla State Park and Lake Martin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Auburn: Horseshoe Bend National Military Park (in Daviston) and Wind Creek State Park (in Alexander City). There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Grand National Golf Course, admire the masterpieces at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, walk around Kiesel Park, and stop by Tiger Town.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, 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 · Museums

Side Trips

Mobile

— 8 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to History Museum of Mobile and Historic Oakleigh House. Step out of the city life by going to Mobile Bay and Magnolia Grove Golf Course. Venture out of the city with trips to Fairhope (Fairhope Museum, Eastern Shore Art Center, &more) and Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum (in Monroeville).

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, 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 · 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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bellingrath Gardens and Home and Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Action Outdoors. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, tee off at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, immerse yourself in nature at Indian Shell Mound Park, and kick back and relax at Dauphin Island Public Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, 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 travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Gulf Shores

— 9 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Visiting Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and Kiva Dunes Golf Course will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Foley Railroad Museum and Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Weeks Bay Reserve (in Fairhope) and Point Clear (Lakewood Golf Club & Mullet Point Park). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Fort Morgan Road Trail, take an in-depth tour of Gulf Shores Museum, kick back and relax at Alabama Point East, and tee off at Craft Farms Golf Course.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gulf Shores day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Dauphin Island to Gulf Shores takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in April, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 8 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Get in touch with nature at Alabama Safari Park and Cambrian Ridge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Freedom Rides Museum and Alabama Department of Archives and History. Get out of town with these interesting Montgomery side-trips: John Henderson Family Park (in Enterprise), Peach Park (in Clanton) and United States Army Aviation Museum (in Fort Rucker). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, see the interesting displays at Hank Williams Museum, admire the natural beauty at Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Frank Jackson State Park.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Montgomery trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Gulf Shores to Montgomery by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 12 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Mountain Park and Natural Bridge Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Kelly Ingram Park and Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Venture out of the city with trips to Anniston (Anniston Museum of Natural History & Berman Museum of World History), Ozan Winery & Cellars (in Calera) and International Motorsports Hall of Fame (in Talladega). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Southern Museum of Flight, sample the tasty concoctions at Cahaba Brewing Company, stroll around Birmingham's Railroad Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruffner Mountain.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham trip builder site.

Drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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History Museums · Military Museums · 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.