8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
2
Mobile
— 1 night
3
Montgomery
— 1 night
4
Birmingham
— 1 night
5
Huntsville
— 2 nights

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Wharf Ferris Wheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Morgan State Historic Site, and then stop by Chocolate Corner.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gulf Shores trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Gulf Shores is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gulf Shores, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Tanger Outlets Foley
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tanger Outlets Foley ©
Tanger Outlets Foley

1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then don't miss a visit to Tolstoy Park, and finally learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mobile online itinerary planner.

Drive from Gulf Shores to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mobile are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Tolstoy Park, 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

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Montgomery

Montgomery
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 6th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally don't miss a visit to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Montgomery sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Montgomery takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Mobile in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 45°F in Montgomery. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum
Legacy Museum
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church ©

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Birmingham vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
16th Street Baptist Church ©
16th Street Baptist Church

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 8th (Fri): learn about all things military at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Maple Hill Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park and then look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntsville holiday maker site.

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Huntsville sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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

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