9 days in Alabama Itinerary

9 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Birmingham
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Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 3 nights
Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Altoona

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Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District and then take in nature's colorful creations at Aldridge Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then get engrossed in the history at Negro Southern League Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruffner Mountain, and finally examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Birmingham tour planner.

Altoona to Birmingham is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Altoona to Birmingham. Traveling from Altoona in November, expect Birmingham to be somewhat warmer, temps between 66°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. On the 17th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Equal Justice Initiative, don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island, then take an in-depth tour of Hank Williams Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Hank Williams Statue.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Montgomery trip builder.

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums

Side Trip

Mobile

— 3 nights
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Foley Railroad Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Holmes Medical Museum (in Foley), Fairhope (B & B Pecan Co., Fairhope Brewing Company, &more) and Bamahenge (in Elberta).

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You can drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in November, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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History Museums · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.