8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Huntsville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Orange Beach
— 4 nights
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Taxi + Fly + Foot + Bus:  7​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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hours
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 16th (Tue): get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center and then wander the streets of Twickenham.

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Fort Lauderdale to Huntsville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Huntsville is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in April, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Huntsville: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Neighborhoods Childrens Museums Museums
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U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Vulcan Park and Museum, then stroll through Birmingham Zoo, then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, get curious at McWane Science Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

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Traveling by car from Huntsville to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, then get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

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Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
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Rosa Parks Museum ©
Rosa Parks Museum
First White House of the Confederacy ©

4
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

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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. April in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Gulf Shores
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours

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