7 days in Alabama Itinerary

7 days in Alabama Itinerary

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

— 2 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. You'll explore and learn at Holmes Medical Museum and Foley Art Center. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Alabama Point East, stroll through Orange Beach Waterfront Park, take in panoramic vistas at Wharf Ferris Wheel, and immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park.

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Dallas to Gulf Shores is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Gulf Shores sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Dauphin Island

— 1 night
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. On the 26th (Wed), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dauphin Island trip planner.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Mobile

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): step aboard Battleship USS ALABAMA, then take an in-depth tour of Conde-Charlotte Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Mobile.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mobile trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Dauphin Island to Mobile takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Mobile are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 28th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, browse the collection at Alabama Department of Archives and History, then take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hank Williams Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, identify plant and animal life at Alabama Safari Park, and then tee off at Capitol Hill Golf Course.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montgomery day trip planning tool.

Drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Historic Sites · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.