8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Huntsville
— 1 night
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then walk around Big Spring Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Huntsville travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Huntsville is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from London in June, things will get a bit warmer in Huntsville: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

2
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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then savor the flavors at Red Clay Tours. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, then get engrossed in the history at Negro Southern League Museum, and finally get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham trip planner.

You can drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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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 11th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Wharf Ferris Wheel, and then go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at Bodenhamer Recreation Center, then get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Orange Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

2
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Mobile

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, then examine the collection at GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mobile, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Orange Beach to Mobile takes 1.5 hours. In June in Mobile, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel 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.