8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Mobile
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 3rd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Huntsville online attractions planner .

London, UK to Huntsville is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Huntsville, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Huntsville, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 4th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Trail, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Vulcan Park and Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Birmingham trip builder website .

Drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Birmingham are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
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. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, then 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.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Montgomery trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jackson Lake Island
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 6th (Sun), kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Wharf Ferris Wheel, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, get in on the family fun at The Wharf, then stop by Pepper Palace, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Orange Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Gulf Shores
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): 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 get engrossed in the history at Battleship USS ALABAMA.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mobile holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Orange Beach to Mobile takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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

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