10 days in Alabama Itinerary

10 days in Alabama Itinerary

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10 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gulf Shores
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Birmingham is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Birmingham Zoo, contemplate the long history of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, and take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham travel planner.

New York City to Birmingham is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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

2
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then Head underground at Cathedral Caverns State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Huntsville attractions app .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Huntsville sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cathedral Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Fairhope Municipal Pier (in Fairhope) and Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA, admire the natural beauty at Mobile Botanical Gardens, take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Mobile, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mobile trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Huntsville to Mobile takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Mobile are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fairhope Municipal Pier, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Mobile Carnival Museum ©
Mobile Carnival Museum

2
nights
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, then look for gifts at Chocolate Corner, and then identify plant and animal life at Alligator Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Fort Morgan State Historic Site, get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and then take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gulf Shores online itinerary planner .

Getting from Mobile to Gulf Shores by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Alligator Alley
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo