7 days in Alabama Itinerary

7 days in Alabama Itinerary

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7 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Gulf Shores
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Birmingham Zoo, then engage your brain at McWane Science Center, then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church.

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Minneapolis to Birmingham is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Minneapolis in March: highs in Birmingham hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

4
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Parasailing & Paragliding. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, make a trip to Bamahenge, and take a leisurely stroll along Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gulf Shores road trip planning app .

Getting from Birmingham to Gulf Shores by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gulf Shores when traveling from Birmingham in March, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Bamahenge
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

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