8 days in Alabama & Florida Itinerary

8 days in Alabama & Florida Itinerary

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Birmingham
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Orlando
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Key West
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Miami
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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at McWane Science Center and then test your problem-solving skills at Locked In: The Birmingham Escape Game. On your second day here, indulge in some culinary diversions at Red Clay Tours and then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham trip planner.

San Antonio to Birmingham is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in December, with highs in Birmingham at 59°F and lows at 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 28th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 30th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Orlando travel website.

Traveling by flight from Birmingham to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

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Key West

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Duval Street. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with Key West Fishing Connection, take a memorable tour with Tours, then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and finally take an unforgettable tour with Air Adventures Helicopter Tours.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Key West journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Miami

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 2nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and finally have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Key West to Miami in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in January, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

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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.

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.