9 days in Alabama & Maryland Itinerary

9 days in Alabama & Maryland Itinerary

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9 days in Alabama & Maryland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
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Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 15​min
4
Ocean City
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Baltimore
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Birmingham


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1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, and finally grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Birmingham. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

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Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at GulfQuest - National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico, explore and take pictures at Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mobile online road trip planner .

Getting from Birmingham to Mobile by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites
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2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Orange Beach holiday planner.

Getting from Mobile to Orange Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ocean City.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
day
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Ocean City Beach, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ocean City vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Orange Beach to Ocean City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, Ocean City is slightly colder than Orange Beach - with highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baltimore.

Things to do in Ocean City

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Baltimore

Baltimore ©
A major center for tourism and travel, Baltimore is famous as the city where amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for the United States' national anthem.
Step out of Baltimore to go to Annapolis and see U.S. Naval Academy, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: try to win big at Horseshoe Casino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Alphonsus Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Aquarium, and admire all the interesting features of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Baltimore day trip planner.

You can drive from Ocean City to Baltimore in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Ocean City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Baltimore, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

U.S. Naval Academy
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National Aquarium ©
National Aquarium
Inner Harbor ©
Inner Harbor
Horseshoe Casino ©
Horseshoe Casino

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