8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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

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night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Linn Park. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, then engage your brain at McWane Science Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kelly Ingram Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham road trip planning website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Birmingham. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Museum of Art ©
Birmingham Museum of Art

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Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, then contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center, then contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Alabama State Capitol.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Montgomery trip builder website .

Getting from Birmingham to Montgomery by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Montgomery are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Civil Rights Memorial Center ©
Civil Rights Memorial Center

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Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. On the 11th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, then get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Mobile, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mobile online trip maker .

Drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Mobile Carnival Museum ©
Mobile Carnival Museum

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take in the history at Fort Morgan State Historic Site, then look for gifts at Blalock Seafood and Specialty Market, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Orange Beach trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Orange Beach takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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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 14th (Tue), engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Huntsville day trip planning app .

Getting from Orange Beach to Huntsville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden

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