56 days in Alabama Itinerary

56 days in Alabama Itinerary

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

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Birmingham — 8 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ave Maria Grotto (in Cullman), Gadsden (Coosa Landing Recreational Park & Noccalula Falls Park & Campground) and Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa Riverwalk, Paul W. Bryant Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, get curious at McWane Science Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, and get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Birmingham trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Birmingham is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Exeter to Birmingham. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 8 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (in Tuskegee Institute), Auburn (Chewacla State Park & Kreher Preserve & Nature Center) and Lake Martin (in Alexander City). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, get engrossed in the history at Equal Justice Initiative, explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Montgomery trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Orange Beach.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 27:

Orange Beach — 7 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stroll through Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach driving holiday planner.

Drive from Montgomery to Orange Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Dauphin Island.
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Dauphin Island — 4 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: meet the residents at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, admire the natural beauty at Bellingrath Gardens and Home, steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dauphin Island Public Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dauphin Island trip planner.

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. In August, daily temperatures in Dauphin Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Mobile.
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Mobile — 8 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Mobile side-trips: Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more) and Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear).

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mobile online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dauphin Island to Mobile takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Mobile are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Payne: Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro), High Falls (in Geraldine) and Cherokee County Alabama Historical Museum (in Centre). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Marthas Falls, take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve, get outside with True Adventure Sports, and don't miss a visit to Little River Canyon Center.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Payne online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mobile to Fort Payne by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Mobile in August, things will get a bit cooler in Fort Payne: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

Huntsville — 9 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hartselle Aquatic Center (in Hartselle), Decatur (Point Mallard Waterpark, Wheeler Lake, &more) and Guntersville (Art on the Lake & John Maner's Pro Fishing Guide Service). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Harmony Park Safari, Head underground at Cathedral Caverns State Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Huntsville vacation maker website.

You can drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Huntsville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 6 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). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Joe Wheeler State Park (in Rogersville) and Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve (in Tuscumbia). There's much more to do: stroll around Deibert Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Sipsey Wilderness, see the interesting displays at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, and get engrossed in the history at Helen Keller Birthplace.

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Traveling by car from Huntsville to Florence takes 1.5 hours. In August in Florence, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 3:

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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