7 days in Alabama Itinerary

7 days in Alabama Itinerary

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7 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Shelbyville
Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Shelbyville

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): stop by Joe Patti's Seafood Company, visit a coastal fixture at Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orange Beach trip planner .

Shelbyville to Orange Beach is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Shelbyville to Orange Beach is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Shelbyville in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Orange Beach, with lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Pensacola
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum ©
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), try your luck at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka, steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Montgomery trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Orange Beach to Montgomery in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Casinos Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka
Highlights from your plan
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then make a trip to Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Birmingham driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Birmingham sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
16th Street Baptist Church ©
16th Street Baptist Church

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 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage Center, and then play a few rounds at Goose Pond Colony Resort. Keep things going the next day: get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center and then steep yourself in history at Burritt on the Mountain.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville attractions planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Huntsville sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trip

Scottsboro
Highlights from your plan
Goose Pond Colony Resort ©
Goose Pond Colony Resort
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

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