27 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama holiday planner
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Gulf Shores
— 6 nights
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Mobile
— 5 nights
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Montgomery
— 6 nights
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Birmingham
— 5 nights
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Huntsville
— 4 nights
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Gulf Shores — 6 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gulf State Park Fishing Pier. Get out of town with these interesting Gulf Shores side-trips: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, stroll around Orange Beach Waterfront Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gulf Shores travel planner.

El Paso to Gulf Shores is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to Gulf Shores due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Paso in March, expect nights in Gulf Shores to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mobile.
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Mobile — 5 nights

Kids will appreciate attractions like USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park and Mobile Carnival Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Dauphin Island (Fort Gaines, Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, &more), Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore) and Fairhope (Fairhope Museum, Fairhope Avenue, &more).

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mobile trip planner.

You can drive from Gulf Shores to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 6 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Attractions like Legacy Museum and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montgomery: Auburn (Kreher Preserve & Nature Center & Toomer's Corner), Priester's Pecans (in Fort Deposit) and John Emerald Distilling Company (in Opelika). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Montgomery Zoo, don't miss a visit to Civil Rights Memorial Center, and get engrossed in the history at Alabama State Capitol.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Montgomery road trip planning tool.

Drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mobile in March since evenings lows in Montgomery dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 5 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Family-friendly places like McWane Science Center and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum will thrill your kids. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Easley Covered Bridge (in Oneonta) and Gadsden (Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park & Noccalula Falls Park & Campground). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, don't miss a visit to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, browse the exhibits of Vulcan Park and Museum, and grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Birmingham road trip planning tool.

Drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in March, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Huntsville.
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Huntsville — 4 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Bring the kids along to U.S. Space and Rocket Center and U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum. Explore Huntsville's surroundings by going to Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville), Florence (University of North Alabama & Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House) and Alabama Music Hall of Fame (in Tuscumbia). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Monte Sano Nature Preserve, take an in-depth tour of Weeden House Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Huntsville driving holiday planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Huntsville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in March, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to 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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