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.
Step out of Orange Beach to go to Fort Morgan and see Fort Morgan State Historic Site, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Foley, look for gifts at Pepper Palace, and relax and rejuvenate at Bodenhamer Recreation Center.

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Grand Junction to Orange Beach is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Junction, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Orange Beach, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Mobile

On the 16th (Wed), see the interesting displays at GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, then take an in-depth tour of Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mobile trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites

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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: get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, then take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, and finally stroll through Rotary Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Birmingham trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Mobile to Birmingham by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at The Weeden House Museum and Garden, engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville online day trip planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · 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.