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
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gadsden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Mobile
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 11th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, then stroll through Vulcan Park and Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham travel itinerary planner .

New York City to Birmingham is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gadsden.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo

1
night
Gadsden

Gadsden
Gadsden is a city in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U.S. On the 13th (Mon), experience rural life at Sweet Home Farm and then explore the stunning scenery at Little River Canyon National Preserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gadsden route planner .

Drive from Birmingham to Gadsden in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Gadsden

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sweet Home Farm, Little River Canyon National Preserve
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Huntsville

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

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Huntsville day trip planner .

Drive from Gadsden to Huntsville in 2 hours. 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 time for travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cathedral Caverns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park
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), Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore) and Dauphin Island (Fort Gaines & Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS ALABAMA, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and take in the waterfront activity at Mobile Bay.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mobile trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Huntsville to Mobile by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in Mobile sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dauphin Island, Fairhope Municipal Pier, Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Highlights from your plan
Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

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nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 18th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulf State Park, then look for gifts at Chocolate Corner, and then identify plant and animal life at Alligator Alley. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with The Fun Boats Dolphin Cruises, meet the residents at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and then take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Orange Beach road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. In July in Orange Beach, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Alligator Alley
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
The Fun Boats Dolphin Cruises ©
The Fun Boats Dolphin Cruises
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier