7 days in Alabama Itinerary

7 days in Alabama Itinerary

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7 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Tampa

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 13th (Fri), look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Maple Hill Cemetery.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntsville day trip planning website .

Tampa to Huntsville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Tampa in December; daily highs in Huntsville reach 55°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Unclaimed Baggage
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U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 15th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Birmingham vacation planning site .

Drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 16th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Legacy Museum, get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Jackson Lake Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, then contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montgomery tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Montgomery sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jackson Lake Island
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Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, then step aboard Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Foley and then immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park.

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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. December in Gulf Shores sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Mobile, Tanger Outlets Foley
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Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

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