8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
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Gulf Shores — 2 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 16th (Sun), soothe aching muscles at Bodenhamer Recreation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then appreciate the history behind Bamahenge.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gulf Shores trip planner.

Dallas to Gulf Shores is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in July; daily highs in Gulf Shores reach 88°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Huntsville.
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Huntsville — 2 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Get out of town with these interesting Huntsville side-trips: Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville), Little River Canyon National Preserve (in Fort Payne) and Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church (in Mentone). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, and see the interesting displays at Weeden House Museum.

To plan Huntsville vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Gulf Shores to Huntsville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Huntsville are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.
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