8 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

8 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama's Gulf Coast route maker

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Orange Beach
— 3 nights
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Mobile
— 4 nights
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Orange Beach

— 3 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Let the collections at Holmes Medical Museum and Foley Railroad Museum capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and Orange Beach Waterfront Park. Take a break from Orange Beach with a short trip to Fort Morgan Historic Site in Fort Morgan, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Beach Brewing Company, look for gifts at Billy's Seafood, and immerse yourself in nature at Alabama Point East.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Orange Beach trip builder website.

Knoxville to Orange Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Knoxville to Orange Beach due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Mobile

— 4 nights
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Mobile Bay. You'll discover tucked-away gems like GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico and History Museum of Mobile. Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Punta Clara Kitchen (in Point Clear) and Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary (in Dauphin Island).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mobile trip planner.

Drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mobile are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips