7 days in Alabama Itinerary

7 days in Alabama Itinerary

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7 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
2
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: Madison

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gulf State Park Fishing Pier. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Morgan State Historic Site and Holmes Medical Museum. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets Foley, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip planning tool .

Madison to Orange Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In August, Orange Beach is somewhat warmer than Madison - with highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Foley, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 8th (Thu), stop by Bass Pro Shop, see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum of Art, and finally take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at McWane Science Center, then get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Birmingham takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bass Pro Shop
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, and then get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Huntsville trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Huntsville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Parks Wildlife
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U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum ©
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari

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