8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
End: New York City

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 3rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulf State Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Morgan State Historic Site, and then look for gifts at Chocolate Corner.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores trip builder tool .

New York City to Gulf Shores is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Gulf Shores is minus 1 hour. 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
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then make a trip to Tolstoy Park, and finally step aboard Battleship USS ALABAMA.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mobile road trip website .

Drive from Gulf Shores to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In November in Mobile, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Tolstoy Park
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Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, pause for some photo ops at 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 see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Montgomery trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Montgomery takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Mobile in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Montgomery, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Birmingham online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Birmingham are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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 8th (Fri): get engrossed in the history 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 stroll the grounds of Maple Hill Cemetery. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park and then stop by Unclaimed Baggage Center.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Huntsville online trip maker .

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 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 Center
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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