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:  2​h
2
Tuscumbia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Montgomery
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kelly Ingram Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, then identify plant and animal life at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip planner .

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. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Birmingham, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve
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Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©
Kelly Ingram Park ©
Kelly Ingram Park
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve ©
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

1
night
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): explore the different monuments and memorials at 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 see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and finally contemplate the long history of Ivy Green.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tuscumbia trip planner .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Tuscumbia takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Fame Recording Studios
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Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery ©
Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery
Ivy Green ©
Ivy Green
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

3
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church and The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting Montgomery side-trips: Selma (Brown Chapel AME Church & Old Live Oak Cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old Alabama Town, identify plant and animal life at Alabama Safari Park, get engrossed in the history at Hank Williams Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Montgomery journey builder .

Traveling by car from Tuscumbia to Montgomery takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in November, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Selma, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
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2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, admire the majestic nature at Alabama Point East, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum and then take a leisurely stroll along Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gulf Shores itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Montgomery to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In November in Gulf Shores, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Holmes Medical Museum, Alabama Point East
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Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Spas
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier

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