7 days in Alabama Itinerary

7 days in Alabama Itinerary

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7 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Birmingham is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at McWane Science Center.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham road trip planning tool .

New York City to Birmingham is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Birmingham, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Birmingham hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Huntsville holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Huntsville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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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

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orange Beach: Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Mobile (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception & Battleship USS ALABAMA). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Orange Beach online route planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Huntsville to Orange Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mobile, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

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