7 days in Alabama Itinerary

7 days in Alabama Itinerary

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7 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 13th (Sat), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach trip planner .

Boston to Orange Beach is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Boston to Orange Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Boston in July since evenings lows in Orange Beach dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Gulf State Park, Holmes Medical Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. On the 16th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Rosa Parks Museum, take an in-depth tour of Freedom Rides Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Alabama State Capitol, then steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hank Williams Memorial - Oakwood Annex Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, take an in-depth tour of Civil Rights Memorial Center, then appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally make a trip to Jackson Lake Island.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Montgomery online trip maker .

Getting from Orange Beach to Montgomery by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Jackson Lake Island
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Civil Rights Memorial Center ©
Civil Rights Memorial Center

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, and finally take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center and then take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

To find reviews and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham visit planner.

Drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Vulcan Park and Museum ©
Vulcan Park and Museum

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