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 30 min
2
Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gulf State Park, The Wharf and Island Life Beach Rentals and Charters. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Morgan State Historic Site and Gulf Shores Public Beach.

Plan trip to Gulf Shores with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Gulf Shores. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Wharf, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Gulf Shores Public Beach
Gulf Shores Public Beach
Island Life Beach Rentals and Charters ©
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

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, then contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dauphin Island day trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. September in Dauphin Island sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, then take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Montgomery journey builder app .

Getting from Dauphin Island to Montgomery by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. September in Montgomery sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

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

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, get curious 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 maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham trip planner .

Drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Birmingham are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Museum of Art ©
Birmingham Museum of Art
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, then learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Huntsville road trip planning site .

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 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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