7 days in Alabama Itinerary

7 days in Alabama Itinerary

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7 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
1
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
3
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
End: New York City

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Birmingham Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and then explore the engaging exhibits at McWane Science Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Birmingham sightseeing planning app.

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. In March, Birmingham is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 66°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

2
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 16th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, then Head underground at Cathedral Caverns State Park, and then stop by Unclaimed Baggage. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and then admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Huntsville tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Unclaimed Baggage, Cathedral Caverns State Park
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Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Wharf. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park, trek along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, look for gifts at Pepper Palace, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Huntsville to Orange Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Huntsville in March: high temperatures in Orange Beach hover around 69°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Holmes Medical Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier

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