9 days in Alabama Itinerary

9 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Orange Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tuscumbia
— 1 night
Drive
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
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Orange Beach

— 3 nights
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Foley Railroad Museum and Holmes Medical Museum. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the majestic nature at Alabama Point East, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park, and walk around Orange Beach Waterfront Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Orange Beach trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Orange Beach is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Orange Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Orange Beach, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Montgomery

— 2 nights
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Alabama Safari Park, explore the world behind art at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, and then walk around Peach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): explore the galleries of The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Alabama Department of Archives and History, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Montgomery trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Orange Beach to Montgomery by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or fly. In June in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Tuscumbia.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tuscumbia

— 1 night
Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ivy Green, see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, then examine the collection at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, and finally stroll the grounds of Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tuscumbia online vacation builder.

Getting from Montgomery to Tuscumbia by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Tuscumbia can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Tuscumbia

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Huntsville

— 2 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, then get curious at Cook Museum of Natural Science, and then stroll around Big Spring Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain and then play a few rounds at Goose Pond Colony Resort.

Before you visit Huntsville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Tuscumbia to Huntsville takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Huntsville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trips

Alabama travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · 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.