7 days in Alabama Itinerary

7 days in Alabama Itinerary

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7 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
1
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
End: Nashville

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Tanger Outlets Foley and Gulf Shores Public Beach. Visiting Gulf State Park Fishing Pier and Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead will get you outdoors. Take a break from Gulf Shores with a short trip to Fort Morgan State Historic Site in Fort Morgan, about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Pottery Central World Headquarters.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gulf Shores road trip planning app .

Nashville to Gulf Shores is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Nashville in September, Gulf Shores is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Tanger Outlets Foley, Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Gulf Shores Public Beach
Gulf Shores Public Beach

1
night
Dauphin Island

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get curious at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

For maps and tourist information, go to the Dauphin Island trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, then get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Montgomery trip planning app .

You can drive from Dauphin Island to Montgomery in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum
First White House of the Confederacy ©

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, then engage your brain at McWane Science Center, then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham travel planner .

Getting from Montgomery to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Birmingham Museum of Art ©
Birmingham Museum of Art
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park, get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Huntsville trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Monte Sano State Park ©
Monte Sano State Park
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden

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