8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Huntsville
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fort Payne
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville travel planner .

Washington DC to Huntsville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Huntsville due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Huntsville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games

1
night
Fort Payne

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. On the 14th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Tigers For Tomorrow, admire the sheer force of Marthas Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Desoto Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fort Payne online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Huntsville to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Desoto Falls, Tigers For Tomorrow
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Desoto Falls ©
Desoto Falls
Tigers For Tomorrow ©
Tigers For Tomorrow
Marthas Falls ©
Marthas Falls

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Wind Creek State Park, walk around Peach Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Montgomery attractions app .

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Montgomery takes 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Payne in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Montgomery, with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Montgomery

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wind Creek State Park, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Peach Park
Highlights from your plan
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site ©
Peach Park ©
Peach Park
Room Escape Games

1
night
Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, United States, on a barrier island of the same name (split by the Katrina Cut), at the Gulf of Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dauphin Island trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Dauphin Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In June in Dauphin Island, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary ©

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Foley Railroad Museum. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, stroll around Orange Beach Waterfront Park, and hike along Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Orange Beach trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach takes 1.5 hours. June in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Foley Railroad Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge ©

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