8 days in Alabama`s Gulf Coast Itinerary

8 days in Alabama`s Gulf Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama`s Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly:  4​h
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Orange Beach
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Huntsville


Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore), Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium (in Dauphin Island) and Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue & Fairhope Municipal Pier). Next up on the itinerary: step aboard Battleship USS ALABAMA, walk around Bienville Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and examine the collection at Mobile Carnival Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mobile trip itinerary tool .

Huntsville to Mobile is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Huntsville in October: high temperatures in Mobile hover around 81°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fairhope, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Mobile Carnival Museum ©
Mobile Carnival Museum

Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Change things up with these side-trips from Orange Beach: Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foley, stroll through Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach travel route app .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Orange Beach takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Foley, Alligator Alley, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours