9 days in Alabama Itinerary

9 days in Alabama Itinerary

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9 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Montgomery
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Columbus

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: 3rd Street Promenade (in Cullman), Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville) and Clear Creek (in Jasper). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, and get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

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

Columbus to Birmingham is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, Birmingham is somewhat warmer than Columbus - with highs of 66°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Clear Creek, 3rd Street Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

3
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Explore Montgomery's surroundings by going to Dadeville (Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail & Lake Martin Recreation Area), John Emerald Distilling Company (in Opelika) and McClelland's Critters Zoo (in Banks). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, admire the masterpieces at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Montgomery trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Montgomery are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Montgomery

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dadeville, McClelland's Critters Zoo, John Emerald Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail ©
Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore Orange Beach's surroundings by going to Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (in Mobile) and Fairhope Avenue (in Fairhope). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the majestic nature at Alabama Point East, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, and look for gifts at Chocolate Corner.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Orange Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Orange Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in March, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fairhope Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

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