9 days in Alabama Itinerary

9 days in Alabama Itinerary

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9 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Kenosha
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Huntsville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​h 15​min
End: Kenosha

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Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
On the 21st (Tue), get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center and then identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Huntsville travel route builder website .

Kenosha to Huntsville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kenosha in May: high temperatures in Huntsville hover around 79°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Huntsville

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): have fun and explore at McWane Science Center, get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Birmingham Zoo, then get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum of Art.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham vacation planner.

You can drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Birmingham are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 24th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Montgomery road trip website .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum

1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, take a tour of Battleship USS ALABAMA, and then get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mobile vacation tool .

You can drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Mobile Police History Museum ©
Mobile Police History Museum
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Visit Gulf State Park and Gulf State Park Fishing Pier for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take an in-depth tour of Gulf Shores Museum, stop by Pepper Palace, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Orange Beach route planner .

Traveling by car from Mobile to Orange Beach takes 1.5 hours. In May in Orange Beach, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Gulf Shores
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

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