8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Huntsville
— 3 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 4 nights

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Huntsville

Huntsville ©

Rocket City

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 Natural Bridge Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville), W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library (in Florence) and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio (in Sheffield). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Desoto Falls, learn about winemaking at Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza, identify plant and animal life at Tigers For Tomorrow, and shop like a local with Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip builder app.

New York City to Huntsville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in November, you will find days in Huntsville are somewhat warmer (63°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Huntsville

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Natural Bridge Park ©
Natural Bridge Park
Tigers For Tomorrow ©
Tigers For Tomorrow
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

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Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Gulf State Park and Alabama Point East. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Big Beach Brewing Company. Venture out of the city with trips to Dauphin Island (Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary & Isle Dauphine Golf Club). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Foley Railroad Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Holmes Medical Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Gulf Shores online visit planner.

You can fly from Huntsville to Gulf Shores in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Huntsville in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Gulf Shores: highs are around 70°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Spas
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary ©
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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