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
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h
2
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Unclaimed Baggage Center (in Scottsboro), U.S. Space and Rocket Center (in Huntsville) and Carnegie Visual Arts Center (in Decatur). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, and steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

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New York City to Birmingham 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 somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Birmingham hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Montgomery, U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Unclaimed Baggage
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U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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), Battleship USS ALABAMA (in Mobile) and Tolstoy Park (in Fairhope). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Birmingham to Orange Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Tolstoy Park, Holmes Medical Museum, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Battleship USS ALABAMA, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

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