9 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

9 days in Alabama's Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama's Gulf Coast trip itinerary maker

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Fly to Valparaiso, Drive to Gulf Shores
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Gulf Shores
— 3 nights
Taxi to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Mobile
— 4 nights
Drive to Valparaiso, Fly to Newark

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Gulf Shores

— 3 nights
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Change things up with a short trip to FORT MORGAN HISTORIC SITE in Fort Morgan (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, trek along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, get engrossed in the history at Holmes Medical Museum, and get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foley.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores day trip planning tool.

New York City to Gulf Shores is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Gulf Shores, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Gulf Shores: highs are around 66°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dauphin Island

— 1 night
Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, United States, on a barrier island of the same name (split by the Katrina Cut), at the Gulf of Mexico. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Gaines, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, then admire the natural beauty at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and finally tee off at Isle Dauphine Golf Club.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dauphin Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. February in Dauphin Island sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mobile

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Fairhope (Fairhope Museum, Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more).

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mobile road trip app.

Traveling by car from Dauphin Island to Mobile takes an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips