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 is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Wharf Ferris Wheel. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Holmes Medical Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and then kick back and relax at Gulf State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gulf Shores itinerary planner .

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Gulf Shores due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, you will find days in Gulf Shores are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mobile.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mobile journey planner.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then have some family-friendly fun at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Montgomery vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Montgomery takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Mobile in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Montgomery, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jackson Lake Island
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rotary Trail, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Birmingham trip app .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Trails
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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

2
nights
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 12th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then stop by Unclaimed Baggage Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center and then admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Unclaimed Baggage
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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