42 days in Alabama Itinerary

42 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Birmingham
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Birmingham
— 5 nights
Drive
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Montgomery
— 6 nights
Drive
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Orange Beach
— 6 nights
Drive to Fort Morgan, Ferry to Dauphin Island
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Dauphin Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mobile
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fort Payne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Huntsville
— 6 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 5 nights
Drive to Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field, Fly to Exeter

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Birmingham — 5 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: Noccalula Falls Park & Campground (in Gadsden), Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville) and Paul W. Bryant Museum (in Tuscaloosa). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, make a trip to Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, get to know the fascinating history of Kelly Ingram Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at First United Methodist Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham planner.

Exeter, UK to Birmingham is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Exeter to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. In July in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montgomery.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Montgomery: Lake Martin (in Alexander City) and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (in Tuskegee Institute). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get engrossed in the history at Equal Justice Initiative, explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Montgomery sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Orange Beach.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Orange Beach — 6 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Get out of town with these interesting Orange Beach side-trips: Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Gulf State Park, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and get to know the resident critters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Orange Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dauphin Island.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
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Dauphin Island — 3 nights

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. Dauphin Island is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, enjoy the sand and surf at Dauphin Island Public Beach, identify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, and steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dauphin Island road trip website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Orange Beach to Dauphin Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.
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Mobile — 5 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Fairhope (Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more).

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mobile trip planner.

You can drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Mobile are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Fort Payne.
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Fort Payne — 4 nights

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Explore Fort Payne's surroundings by going to High Falls (in Geraldine), Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro) and Cherokee Rock Village (in Leesburg). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Marthas Falls, don't miss a visit to Little River Canyon Center, head outdoors with True Adventure Sports, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Desoto Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Payne online attractions planner.

Drive from Mobile to Fort Payne in 5 hours. In August, Fort Payne is slightly colder than Mobile - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Huntsville.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Huntsville — 6 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Explore Huntsville's surroundings by going to Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville), Hartselle Aquatic Center (in Hartselle) and John Maner's Pro Fishing Guide Service (in Guntersville). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, make a trip to Independent Musical Productions, browse the exhibits of Cook Museum of Natural Science, and engage your brain at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Huntsville takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 5 nights

Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as "The Shoals" (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). Go for a jaunt from Florence to Tuscumbia to see Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: walk around Deibert Park, take a peaceful walk through Sipsey Wilderness, contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of the Shoals.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online trip builder.

You can drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching
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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