7 days in Alabama Itinerary

7 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gulf Shores
— 1 night
Taxi to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
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Birmingham

— 3 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Birmingham Museum of Art as well as The Collins Bar. Get outdoors at Ruffner Mountain and Rotary Trail. Appreciate the collections at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Vulcan Park and Museum. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. Paul.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip planning website.

Boston to Birmingham is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in January, expect Birmingham to be a bit warmer, temps between 53°F and 34°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Montgomery journey planning site.

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums
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Gulf Shores

— 1 night
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 11th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Alabama Coastal Birding Trail and then enjoy the sand and surf at Orange Beach Waterfront Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gulf Shores trip builder website.

Drive from Montgomery to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Montgomery in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gulf Shores, with lows around 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, United States, on a barrier island of the same name (split by the Katrina Cut), at the Gulf of Mexico. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium.

Plan trip to Dauphin Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Dauphin Island can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks
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Alabama travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
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.