9 days in Alabama Itinerary

9 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubuque
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Gulf Shores
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h
End: Dubuque

2
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville), Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro) and Isom's Orchard (in Athens). There's lots more to do: get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, and get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip itinerary planner.

Dubuque to Huntsville is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Dubuque in February: high temperatures in Huntsville hover around 55°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cathedral Caverns State Park, Unclaimed Baggage, Isom's Orchard
Highlights from your plan
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 8th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, then don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Birmingham vacation maker site.

You can drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 9th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then pause for some photo ops at Hank Williams Statue, and finally hit the bull's-eye at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Montgomery itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Montgomery are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Hank Williams Statue ©
Hank Williams Statue

1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
On the 10th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS ALABAMA and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mobile trip app.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Mobile takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. February in Mobile sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

3
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. You've now added Gulf State Park Fishing Pier to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, trek along Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and look for gifts at Beach Jerky.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gulf Shores day trip planner.

You can drive from Mobile to Gulf Shores in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Gulf Shores are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Orange Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier

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