8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama visit planner
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Florence
— 1 night
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Mentone
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Fort Payne
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Gadsden
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Delta
— 1 night
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Montgomery
— 1 night
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Mobile
— 1 night
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Gulf Shores
— 3 nights
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Florence — 1 night

Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House and then examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Union City to Florence is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. July in Florence sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mentone.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Mentone

Mentone is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mentone tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Florence to Mentone by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Florence in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mentone, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. You'll set off for Fort Payne on the 10th (Sun).
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Fort Payne

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. On the 10th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fort Payne day trip app.

Fort Payne is just a stone's throw from Mentone. In July in Fort Payne, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gadsden.
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Gadsden

Gadsden is a city in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U.S. state of Alabama. To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gadsden trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Fort Payne to Gadsden in an hour. July in Gadsden sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 69°F at night. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Delta.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Delta — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wedowee/R. L. Harris Reservoir and then get great views at Cheaha State Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Delta itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gadsden to Delta in 1.5 hours. July in Delta sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 1 night

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): engage your brain at W.A. Gayle Planetarium and then make a trip to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montgomery road trip planning website.

Getting from Delta to Montgomery by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Mobile — 1 night

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mobile trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Mobile are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. You will leave for Gulf Shores on the 13th (Wed).
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Gulf Shores — 3 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Gulf Shores is known for beaches, zoos & aquariums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, look for gifts at Pepper Palace, and take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Gulf Shores takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. You will leave for home on the 16th (Sat).
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Alabama travel guide

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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.
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