8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Orange Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 1 night
Drive

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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Birmingham Zoo, then test your problem-solving skills at Breakout Games - Birmingham, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, get curious at McWane Science Center, then take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Trail.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Birmingham trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Birmingham. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

2
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Huntsville

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 26th (Wed), get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Yellowhammer Brewing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, stop by Unclaimed Baggage, and then see the interesting displays at Scottsboro Boys Museum & Cultural Center.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Huntsville trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Huntsville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

3
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Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Orange Beach is known for wildlife, adventure, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable tour with Gulf Adventure Center at Gulf State Park, kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, and soothe aching muscles at Bodenhamer Recreation Center.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Orange Beach trip builder site.

You can fly from Huntsville to Orange Beach in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. August in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

1
night
Mobile

Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mobile trip maker app.

You can drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mobile are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites

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.