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Gulf Shores
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Gulf Shores — 3 nights

Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Zipline will thrill your kids. Step out of Gulf Shores to go to Mobile and see USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, which is approximately 56 minutes away.

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Orlando to Gulf Shores is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Gulf Shores due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orlando in June, plan for little chillier days in Gulf Shores, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Birmingham.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

Birmingham — 2 nights

Magic City

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park, then observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, and finally grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, then get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, and finally walk around Vulcan Park and Museum.

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Drive from Gulf Shores to Birmingham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. In June in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Huntsville.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Huntsville — 1 night

Rocket City

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, then get a taste of the local shopping with U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then walk around Big Spring Park.

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You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Alabama travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · 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.