8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Tuscumbia
— 1 night
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Montgomery
— 3 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 2 nights

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Birmingham

Birmingham ©

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): walk around Kelly Ingram Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Ruffner Mountain, then identify plant and animal life at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Birmingham vacation maker.

New York City to Birmingham is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Birmingham: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kelly Ingram Park ©
Kelly Ingram Park
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Ruffner Mountain ©
Ruffner Mountain

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Tuscumbia

Tuscumbia ©
Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Fame Recording Studios, then see the interesting displays at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, then examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and finally steep yourself in history at Ivy Green.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tuscumbia trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Birmingham to Tuscumbia by car takes about 2 hours. November in Tuscumbia sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery ©
Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
Fame Recording Studios ©
Fame Recording Studios

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Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum and Old Live Oak Cemetery. Explore hidden gems such as Alabama Safari Park and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. Step out of Montgomery to go to Selma and see Brown Chapel AME Church, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Hank Williams Museum, and don't miss a visit to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

Find out how to plan Montgomery trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Tuscumbia to Montgomery takes 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum ©
The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
Alabama Safari Park ©
Alabama Safari Park
Old Live Oak Cemetery ©
Old Live Oak Cemetery

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Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, then kick back and relax at Alabama Point East, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum and then stroll through Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gulf Shores day trip planning tool.

Drive from Montgomery to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In November in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Spas
Holmes Medical Museum ©
Holmes Medical Museum

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