9 days in Birmingham & New York City Itinerary

9 days in Birmingham & New York City Itinerary

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9 days in Birmingham & New York City Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
1
Birmingham
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Old Decatur Historic District (in Decatur), Montgomery (National Memorial for Peace and Justice & Legacy Museum) and U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum (in Huntsville). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cahaba Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Birmingham trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Birmingham. In December, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors

Side Trips

Montgomery, Clear Creek, U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, Old Decatur Historic District, Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum
Highlights from your plan
Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum
National Memorial for Peace and Justice ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, stroll around The High Line, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Birmingham to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Birmingham in December; daily highs in New York City reach 48°F and lows reach 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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