15 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Huntsville
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
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Montgomery
— 2 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 3 nights
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Mobile
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by Unclaimed Baggage, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caverns State Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville trip itinerary builder website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Huntsville is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in March, things will get little chillier in Huntsville: highs are around 19°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 3 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Birmingham is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Birmingham vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Birmingham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montgomery.
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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 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, contemplate the long history of Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, then get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Hank Williams Statue.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montgomery trip planner.

Drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gulf Shores.
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Gulf Shores — 3 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, go for a stroll along the water at The Wharf, kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Foley Art Center.

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You can drive from Montgomery to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mobile.
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Mobile — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Dauphin Island (Fort Gaines & Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab), Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore) and Fairhope Avenue (in Fairhope).

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mobile travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Gulf Shores to Mobile takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (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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