53 days in Alabama Itinerary

53 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Gulf Shores
— 7 nights
Taxi to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 8 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 4 nights
Drive
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Huntsville
— 11 nights
Drive
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Fort Payne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 9 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 5 nights
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Auburn
— 3 nights
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Gulf Shores

— 7 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Gulf Shores: Weeks Bay Reserve (in Fairhope), Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, stroll around Orange Beach Waterfront Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Big Beach Brewing Company, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gulf Shores route planner.

Atlanta to Gulf Shores is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Atlanta to Gulf Shores, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gulf Shores, with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Dauphin Island

— 2 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. To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dauphin Island trip builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Dauphin Island can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Mobile

— 8 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Old Monroe County Courthouse and Heritage Museum (in Monroeville), Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope Brewing Company, &more) and Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear).

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mobile day trip app.

Getting from Dauphin Island to Mobile by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in March, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Florence.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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). Florence is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, examine the collection at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, admire nature's wide array of creatures at University of North Alabama, and walk around Deibert Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence holiday planner.

You can drive from Mobile to Florence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mobile in March: high temperatures in Florence hover around 64°F and lows are around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 11 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Explore Huntsville's surroundings by going to Goose Pond Colony Resort (in Scottsboro), Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville) and Art on the Lake (in Guntersville). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Journey Therapeutic Massage, and look for all kinds of wild species at Monte Sano Nature Preserve.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Huntsville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Florence to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In March in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Fort Payne

— 3 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: Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza (in Albertville), Scottsboro Boys Museum & Cultural Center (in Scottsboro) and Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park, don't miss a visit to Little River Canyon Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, and take in the awesome beauty at Desoto Falls.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Payne trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Fort Payne takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in April, expect little chillier with lows of 46°F in Fort Payne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 9 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Montevallo (Orr Park & Alabama National Cemetery), Gadsden (Noccalula Falls Park & Campground & Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park) and Easley Covered Bridge (in Oneonta). There's lots more to do: squeeze the most out of the city with Red Clay Tours, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Birmingham trip builder.

You can drive from Fort Payne to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Payne in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Birmingham, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 5 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Lowndes County Interpretive Center (in Hayneville) and Selma (Edmund Pettus Bridge & Selma Interpretive Center). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hank Williams Museum, admire the natural beauty at Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park, get a sense of history and politics at Alabama State Capitol, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alabama Safari Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Montgomery online itinerary maker.

Drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Auburn.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Auburn

— 3 nights
Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Auburn is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Toomer's Corner, take in the architecture and design of Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, contemplate the long history of Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, and snap pictures at Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Auburn driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Auburn takes an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Auburn

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.