8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama trip itinerary maker

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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

1
day
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then view the masterpieces at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Huntsville travel planner.

Washington DC to Huntsville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Huntsville is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 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.
On the 31st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, then get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Birmingham trip builder app .

Drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. 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
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, then appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, and finally get your game on at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, contemplate the long history of 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 find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Montgomery online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Change things up with these side-trips from Orange Beach: Battleship USS ALABAMA (in Mobile) and Tolstoy Park (in Fairhope). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, deepen your understanding at Holmes Medical Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Orange Beach trip builder website .

You can drive from Montgomery to Orange Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

Similar Plans

6 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWEDEN January, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Miami, New Orleans & Alabama BY A USER FROM NORWAY September, culture, beaches, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM ECUADOR December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Texas & Alabama BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Alabama & Mississippi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Alabama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM ISRAEL December, outdoors, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans