8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Augusta
Fly:  4​h
1
Mobile
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Augusta

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Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum, and then take a tour of Battleship USS ALABAMA.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mobile day trip planning app .

Augusta to Mobile is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Augusta to Mobile. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Mobile Police History Museum ©
Mobile Police History Museum

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 14th (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Holmes Medical Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores trip itinerary app .

Drive from Mobile to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. In May in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Holmes Medical Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Legacy Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Montgomery online route planner .

Traveling by car from Gulf Shores to Montgomery takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In May, daytime highs in Montgomery are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Birmingham Zoo, examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Birmingham route planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

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

2
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
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 (Tue): get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, experience rural life at Isom's Orchard, then admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and finally stop by Unclaimed Baggage Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari, and then admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Huntsville tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Unclaimed Baggage, Isom's Orchard
Highlights from your plan
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

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