7 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast & West Virginia Itinerary

7 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast & West Virginia Itinerary

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Mobile
— 1 night
Drive
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Gulf Shores
— 3 nights
Fly
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Wheeling
— 1 day
Drive
4
Weston
— 1 night
Fly

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1
night
Mobile

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tee off at Magnolia Grove Golf Course, appreciate the extensive heritage of Oakleigh Historic District, and then take in the exciting artwork at Christine Linson Gallery. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum, contemplate the long history of Richards DAR House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, then take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Mobile, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Mobile. In October, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

3
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Orange Beach Waterfront Park. Step out of the city life by going to Gulf State Park and Alabama Point East. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Gulf Shores Public Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Pottery Central World Headquarters, see the interesting displays at Foley Railroad Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Holmes Medical Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Gulf Shores itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mobile to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Wheeling.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

1
day
Wheeling

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at Wheeling-Ohio County Airport Museum, see the interesting displays at Castle Halloween Museum, and then learn about all things military at Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum".

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Wheeling trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Gulf Shores to Wheeling takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Gulf Shores to Wheeling is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gulf Shores in October; daily highs in Wheeling reach 66°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Weston.

Things to do in Wheeling

Museums

Side Trips

1
night
Weston

Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. On the 12th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Appalachian Glass, contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, and then do a tasting at Lambert's Vintage Wines.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Weston trip maker tool.

You can drive from Wheeling to Weston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Weston can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Museums

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.