49 days in Alabama Itinerary

49 days in Alabama Itinerary

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

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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). Step out of Florence to go to Tuscumbia and see Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Deibert Park, take a peaceful walk through Sipsey Wilderness, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of the Shoals, and see the interesting displays at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Florence is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Exeter to Florence, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Florence, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Huntsville.
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Huntsville — 8 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Hartselle Aquatic Center (in Hartselle), Guntersville (Art on the Lake & John Maner's Pro Fishing Guide Service) and Decatur (Point Mallard Waterpark, Wheeler Lake, &more). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, let the kids burn off some steam at Kids Space, identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari, and make a trip to Independent Musical Productions.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Huntsville trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to 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. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Payne side-trips: High Falls (in Geraldine), Cherokee County Alabama Historical Museum (in Centre) and Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Marthas Falls, make a trip to Little River Canyon Center, head outdoors with True Adventure Sports, and stroll around Little River Canyon National Preserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Payne online trip maker.

You can drive from Huntsville to Fort Payne in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in July, plan for little chillier nights in Fort Payne, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mobile.
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Mobile — 7 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mobile trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Fort Payne to Mobile takes 5 hours. Traveling from Fort Payne in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Mobile. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dauphin Island.
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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, get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, and stroll through Dauphin Island Public Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dauphin Island trip maker app.

You can drive from Mobile to Dauphin Island in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Dauphin Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Orange Beach.
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Orange Beach — 7 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Explore Orange Beach's surroundings by going to Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach day trip planning tool.

Getting from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Peach Park (in Clanton), Lake Martin (in Alexander City) and Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (in Tuskegee Institute). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, sample the tasty concoctions at Common Bond Brewers, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Montgomery sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Orange Beach to Montgomery in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. In August in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 8 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: Gadsden (Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park & Noccalula Falls Park & Campground), Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman) and Paul W. Bryant Museum (in Tuscaloosa). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham route planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Birmingham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to 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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