8 days in North Alabama Itinerary

8 days in North Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North Alabama sightseeing planner

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Fort Payne
— 1 night
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Huntsville
— 4 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Fort Payne

— 1 night
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at DeSoto State Park and then take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve. On your second day here, look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage and then take in the awesome beauty at Desoto Falls.

Plan my trip to Fort Payne with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Birmingham to Fort Payne is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Birmingham in October, with highs in Fort Payne at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 4 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Venture out of the city with trips to Goose Pond Colony Resort (in Scottsboro), Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman) and Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville). And it doesn't end there: look and learn at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Harmony Park Safari, and immerse yourself in nature at Monte Sano State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Huntsville trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): walk around Deibert Park and then examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library and then contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Florence takes 1.5 hours. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip