10 days in Alabama Itinerary

10 days in Alabama Itinerary

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10 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Fort Payne
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
End: New York City

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Huntsville travel route planner.

New York City to Huntsville is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Huntsville: highs are around 48°F and lows about 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Huntsville

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Unclaimed Baggage, Cathedral Caverns State Park
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Unclaimed Baggage ©
Unclaimed Baggage
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Cathedral Caverns State Park ©
Cathedral Caverns State Park

1
night
Fort Payne

Fort Payne
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Desoto Falls, then stroll through Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fort Payne online trip planner .

You can drive from Huntsville to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Fort Payne are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mentone
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Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort ©
Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort
Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church ©

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at McWane Science Center, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Birmingham Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Rotary Trail, and finally stroll through Oak Mountain State Park.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Birmingham trip planner.

Getting from Fort Payne to Birmingham by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Oak Mountain State Park
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McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Oak Mountain State Park ©
Oak Mountain State Park
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo

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night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 29th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Alabama Safari Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex, then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally make a trip to Jackson Lake Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Montgomery trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Montgomery by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in January, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Montgomery

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Jackson Lake Island
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Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex
Alabama Safari Park ©
Alabama Safari Park
Jackson Lake Island ©
Jackson Lake Island

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night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. On the 30th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then learn about all things military at Battleship USS ALABAMA.

To find maps, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Mobile trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Montgomery to Mobile in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Montgomery in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mobile, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
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Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Orange Beach is known for wildlife, adventure, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, make a trip to Wharf Ferris Wheel, and get in on the family fun at The Wharf.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Orange Beach travel planning site .

Drive from Mobile to Orange Beach in 1.5 hours. In January in Orange Beach, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Holmes Medical Museum
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Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier

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