8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Huntington
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
5
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Huntington

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Birmingham Zoo, then take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, and finally trek along Rotary Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham tour planner.

Huntington to Birmingham is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Huntington to Birmingham, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Birmingham when traveling from Huntington in May, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montgomery journey planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
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National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Legacy Museum
Legacy Museum
Freedom Rides Museum ©
Freedom Rides Museum

1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS ALABAMA.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mobile trip builder app.

Getting from Montgomery to Mobile by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Mobile sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
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Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, then go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf, then stop by Pepper Palace, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Morgan State Historic Site, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Wharf Ferris Wheel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. May in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
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Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
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 25th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden and then engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Huntsville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

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