8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Taxi:  8​h 45​min
1
Orange Beach
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h
2
Huntsville
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

4
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, hike along Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, get interesting insight from Tours, and walk around Orange Beach Waterfront Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip planner .

San Francisco to Orange Beach is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Orange Beach. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Orange Beach: highs are around 88°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Foley
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge ©

3
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Step off the beaten path and head to Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain and Desoto Falls. Go for a jaunt from Huntsville to Rogersville to see Joe Wheeler State Park about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Bridge Street Town Centre, and have some family-friendly fun at Civil Axe Throwing - Huntsville.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Huntsville day trip site .

Getting from Orange Beach to Huntsville by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Huntsville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Desoto Falls, Joe Wheeler State Park
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Desoto Falls ©
Desoto Falls
Joe Wheeler State Park ©
Joe Wheeler State Park

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