8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Orange Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tuscumbia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Miami

1
night
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by J & M Tackle, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Orange Beach visit planner .

Miami to Orange Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Orange Beach, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
J & M Tackle ©
J & M Tackle

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Alabama Department of Archives and History, stroll the grounds of Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Old Alabama Town, then pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally ponder the design of Court Square Fountain. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, then admire the masterpieces at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, then explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Riverwalk Stadium.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Montgomery attractions planner .

You can drive from Orange Beach to Montgomery in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. June in Montgomery sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Alabama Town ©
Old Alabama Town

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 10th (Mon), get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District, then take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, examine the collection at Southern Museum of Flight, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©

1
night
Tuscumbia

Tuscumbia ©
Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, steep yourself in history at Ivy Green, then examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at University of North Alabama.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tuscumbia day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Tuscumbia takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Tuscumbia can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

University of North Alabama, Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
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University of North Alabama ©
University of North Alabama
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Alabama Music Hall of Fame ©
Alabama Music Hall of Fame

1
night
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 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Burritt on the Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Huntsville using our trip planner.

You can drive from Tuscumbia to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In June in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Burritt on the Mountain ©
Burritt on the Mountain
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment ©
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

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