8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Huntsville
— 1 day
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
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Orange Beach
— 3 nights

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Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 30th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then view the masterpieces at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip builder site.

Washington DC to Huntsville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Huntsville is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment ©
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, meet the residents at Birmingham Zoo, then stroll through Vulcan Park and Museum, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at McWane Science Center.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham travel route builder site.

You can drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

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

2
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Montgomery

Montgomery
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, then contemplate the long history of National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and finally practice your aim at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, then steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, then get a sense of history and politics at Alabama State Capitol, and finally steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Montgomery day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Montgomery sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum
Legacy Museum
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church ©
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
National Memorial for Peace and Justice

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orange Beach: Battleship USS ALABAMA (in Mobile) and Tolstoy Park (in Fairhope). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the galleries of Holmes Medical Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Orange Beach tour 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 fly. In September, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Battleship USS ALABAMA, Holmes Medical Museum, Tolstoy Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Parasailing & Paragliding

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