7 days in Alabama Itinerary

7 days in Alabama Itinerary

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7 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Orange Beach is known for wildlife, adventure, theme parks, trails, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach day trip planning app .

Atlanta to Orange Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta to Orange Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Tanger Outlets Foley
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then admire all the interesting features of Battleship USS ALABAMA, and finally stroll through Bienville Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, then explore the galleries of Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, and then make a trip to Fairhope Avenue.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mobile planner .

You can drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Fairhope Avenue, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Fairhope Avenue ©
Fairhope Avenue

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Birmingham Zoo, then take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then get curious at McWane Science Center, and finally admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip site .

Getting from Mobile to Birmingham by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Birmingham when traveling from Mobile in May, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

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