8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
2
Gulf Shores
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Explore hidden gems such as Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain and Desoto Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Huntsville side-trips: Muscle Shoals Sound Studio (in Sheffield), Natural Bridge Park (in Natural Bridge) and W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library (in Florence). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, identify plant and animal life at Tigers For Tomorrow, do a tasting at Jules J. Berta Vineyards, and shop like a local with Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Huntsville vacation builder .

New York City to Huntsville is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Huntsville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, expect nights in Huntsville to be about the same, around 42°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Huntsville

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jules J. Berta Vineyards, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Natural Bridge Park, W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, Desoto Falls
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Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©

4
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gulf State Park Fishing Pier and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Visit Gulf State Park and Alabama Point East for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Dauphin Island (Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary & Isle Dauphine Golf Club). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Beach Brewing.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores trip builder site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Huntsville to Gulf Shores in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Huntsville in November: high temperatures in Gulf Shores hover around 70°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Foley, Dauphin Island
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Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge ©

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