8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama route maker

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Orange Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Mobile
— 1 night
Drive
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Scottsboro
— 1 night
Drive
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
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Orange Beach

— 1 night
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Holmes Medical Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Foley Art Center, steep yourself in history at FORT MORGAN HISTORIC SITE, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Orange Beach online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major aiports are Mobile Regional Airport, Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport and Trent Lott International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Mobile

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get curious at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, then learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mobile driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Orange Beach to Mobile by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Mobile, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Scottsboro.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

Scottsboro

— 1 night
Scottsboro is a city in Jackson County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead, Head underground at Cathedral Caverns State Park, and then look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Scottsboro route builder app.

Getting from Mobile to Scottsboro by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mobile in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Scottsboro, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Scottsboro

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and then get curious at McWane Science Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park, see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Birmingham driving holiday planner.

Getting from Scottsboro to Birmingham by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, steep yourself in history at Civil Rights Memorial Center, then get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and finally make a trip to Jackson Lake Island. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Montgomery trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Montgomery are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Alabama travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.