9 days in Alabama Itinerary

9 days in Alabama Itinerary

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9 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Orange Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Indian & Sea Museum and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): take in the history at Fort Morgan State Historic Site, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach online trip maker .

Chicago to Orange Beach is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in September; daily highs in Orange Beach reach 86°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Indian & Sea Museum ©
Indian & Sea Museum

2
nights
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. On the 14th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then examine the collection at Mobile Carnival Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Fort of Colonial Mobile, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, then explore the galleries of Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, and then admire all the interesting features of Battleship USS ALABAMA.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mobile trip planner .

Drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center, take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then examine the collection at The MOOseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, then contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

Make your Montgomery itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Montgomery takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Civil Rights Memorial Center ©
Civil Rights Memorial Center

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): engage your brain at McWane Science Center, don't miss a visit to Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, then get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, then explore and take pictures at Kelly Ingram Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Birmingham visit planning app .

Drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Birmingham Museum of Art ©
Birmingham Museum of Art

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 20th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, then admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and finally view the masterpieces at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment ©
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

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