8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Take a break from Orange Beach with a short trip to Fort Morgan State Historic Site in Fort Morgan, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, stop by Pepper Palace, and take a leisurely stroll along Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Orange Beach online itinerary builder.

Grand Junction to Orange Beach is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Grand Junction to Orange Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Junction in June, expect nights in Orange Beach to be a bit warmer, around 71°F, while days are slightly colder, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Mobile

Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Fort of Colonial Mobile, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS ALABAMA, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally stroll around Bienville Square.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mobile travel route website.

Drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then learn the secrets of beer at Red Clay Tours. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then meet the residents at McWane Science Center, then walk around Vulcan Park and Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Birmingham trip planner.

Drive from Mobile to Birmingham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Birmingham are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

1
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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 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Weeden House Museum and Garden, get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Huntsville travel website.

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.