8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Orange Beach
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 15th (Mon), engage your brain at McWane Science Center and then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Birmingham Zoo, and finally get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read Birmingham day trip planning tool .

New York City to Birmingham is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks 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
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 17th (Wed), engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Huntsville online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Huntsville

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

1
night
Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island
Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, United States, on a barrier island of the same name (split by the Katrina Cut), at the Gulf of Mexico. On the 18th (Thu), play a few rounds at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, and finally engage your brain at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dauphin Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Huntsville to Dauphin Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Dauphin Island are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary ©

4
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and The Wharf. The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, meet the residents at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, make a trip to Wharf Ferris Wheel, and look for gifts at Souvenir City.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orange Beach trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to 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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