7 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Huntsville
— 1 day
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Montgomery
— 1 night
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Mobile
— 1 night
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Orange Beach
— 1 night
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Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
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Huntsville — 1 day

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then look and learn at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Journey Therapeutic Massage.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip maker tool.

Dallas to Huntsville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dallas in November since evenings lows in Huntsville dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Spas
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Birmingham — 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, then bet on your favorite at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Huntsville to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Montgomery.
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Museums · Parks

Montgomery — 1 night

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, then appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then steep yourself in history at Civil Rights Memorial Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Montgomery vacation maker.

Getting from Birmingham to Montgomery by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Montgomery are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Mobile.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Mobile — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Mobile Carnival Museum, then learn about all things military at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, then get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Mobile road trip website.

You can drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. December in Mobile sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Orange Beach.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Orange Beach — 1 night

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf, and finally look for gifts at Pepper Palace.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Orange Beach trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gulf Shores.
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Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Gulf Shores — 2 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 5th (Mon), explore the galleries of Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulf Islands National Seashore, and finally get in on the excitement at Bodenhamer Recreation Center. On the next day, learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum and then shop like a local with Blue Morning Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores day trip planning site.

Gulf Shores is very close to Orange Beach. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Museums · Fun & Games · Beaches · Parks
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Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Dolphin & Whale Watching · 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.
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