8 days in Alabama & Washington DC Itinerary

8 days in Alabama & Washington DC Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
1
Birmingham
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

1
day
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and then meet the residents at McWane Science Center.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Birmingham. In March, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 15th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Legacy Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally get your game on at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Montgomery travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Montgomery sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at Battleship USS ALABAMA, then make a trip to Fairhope Avenue, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Orange Beach itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Orange Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Fairhope Avenue, Battleship USS ALABAMA
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Diehl's Produce Market (in Severna Park) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, and get your bearings at Library of Congress.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Orange Beach to Washington DC is 1 hour. In March, Washington DC is little chillier than Orange Beach - with highs of 55°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Horseshoe Casino, Diehl's Produce Market
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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