60 days in Alabama, Tennessee & Florida Itinerary

60 days in Alabama, Tennessee & Florida Itinerary

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Mobile
— 4 nights
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Montgomery
— 3 nights
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Chattanooga
— 8 nights
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Nashville
— 8 nights
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Ashland City
— 1 night
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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St. Augustine
— 8 nights
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Orlando
— 8 nights
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Key West
— 8 nights
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Miami
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Mobile

— 4 nights
Museum-lovers will appreciate Battleship USS ALABAMA and Holmes Medical Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Gulf Islands National Seashore and Pensacola Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum (in Pensacola) and Gulf State Park (in Gulf Shores).

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mobile trip builder app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Mobile is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Mobile due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, expect nights in Mobile to be little chillier, around 6°C, while days are much colder, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 3 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Legacy Museum and The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at First White House of the Confederacy and Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, take an in-depth tour of Equal Justice Initiative, and pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Montgomery tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Montgomery takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mobile in January since evenings lows in Montgomery dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums

Chattanooga

— 8 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields and Raccoon Mountain Caverns. Museum-lovers will appreciate Creative Discovery Museum and Wayne-O-Rama. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chattanooga: Booth Western Art Museum (in Cartersville), Eagles Rest Park (in Jasper) and Zipline (in Blue Ridge). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Lookout Mountain, sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery, stop by Bluff View Art District, and indulge your senses at The Georgia Winery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga online day trip planner.

Drive from Montgomery to Chattanooga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Montgomery to Chattanooga is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montgomery in January, with highs in Chattanooga at 11°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Nashville

— 8 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lotz House Museum and Lane Motor Museum. Carter House and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nashville vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Ashland City.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ashland City

— 1 night
Ashland City is a town in and the county seat of Cheatham County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): hike along Cumberland RIver Bicentennial Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ashland City trip itinerary planning app.

Ashland City is just a stone's throw from Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Ashland City

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Hillside Winery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bush's Visitor Center and Smoky Mountain Knife Works. When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway in Sevierville, approximately Sevierville away. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Sugarland Cellars, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planning website.

You can drive from Ashland City to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Wineries · Museums · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 8 nights
St. Visit St. Augustine Beach and Vilano Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Fort Matanzas National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Augustine: Fernandina Beach (in Amelia Island), Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach) and Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, steep yourself in history at Colonial Quarter, and examine the collection at Lightner Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St. Augustine journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Gatlinburg to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in January, expect St. Augustine to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Orlando

— 8 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Escape the urban bustle at Beach at Daytona Beach and Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens (in Port Orange), Stetson Mansion (in DeLand) and Sacred Heart Catholic Church (in Tampa). Have a day of magic on the 13th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Wild Florida Airboats, enjoy some diversion at Machine Gun America, stroll around Blue Spring State Park, and stroll the grounds of Cape Canavarel National Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orlando vacation website.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from St. Augustine, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Key West

— 8 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Visiting Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Dry Tortugas National Park will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: Marathon (Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, The Turtle Hospital, &more) and Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Key West Garden Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, get engrossed in the history at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and meet the residents at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Key West trip tool.

Getting from Orlando to Key West by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in February, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Miami

— 7 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Deco Historic District and Lincoln Road. Take a break from the city and head to Hollywood Beach and Anhinga Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Islamorada (History of Diving Museum & Theater of the Sea), Everglades National Park (Pineland Trail & Shark Valley Visitor Center) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Everglades National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef, see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, stroll through South Beach, and get a dose of the wild on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours.

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You can fly from Key West to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · 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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.