14 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Fly to Atlanta, Bus to Montgomery
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Huntsville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Orange Beach
— 3 nights
Drive to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Mobile
— 3 nights
Fly

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Montgomery — 2 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Hank Williams Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center, and finally make a trip to Jackson Lake Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Montgomery tour builder website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Montgomery is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Montgomery. In February, Montgomery is colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, then engage your brain at McWane Science Center, and finally browse for treasures at Avondale Antiques.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip planner.

Drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Huntsville.
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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 6th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Monte Sano State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, and then make a trip to Old Decatur Historic District. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Cathedral Caverns State Park, look for gifts at Unclaimed Baggage, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Huntsville road trip tool.

Getting from Birmingham to Huntsville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Orange Beach.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
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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.
When in Orange Beach, make a side trip to see Fort Morgan Historic Site in Fort Morgan, approximately Fort Morgan away. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, see the interesting displays at Indian & Sea Museum, and go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Orange Beach road trip tool.

You can fly from Huntsville to Orange Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Huntsville in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Orange Beach: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Dauphin Island.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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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 11th (Sat): meet the residents at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, then steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, then get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, and finally tee off at Isle Dauphine Golf Club.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dauphin Island travel route planning tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Orange Beach to Dauphin Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. February in Dauphin Island sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mobile.
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Mobile — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, brush up on your military savvy at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, and then make a trip to Dauphin Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mobile Carnival Museum, make a trip to Fairhope Avenue, then take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Mobile vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dauphin Island to Mobile takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Historic Sites
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.
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