8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: Newark
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Huntsville
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
3
Orange Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Montgomery
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Newark

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham sightseeing planner.

Newark to Birmingham is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Birmingham. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Birmingham, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Outdoors
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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

1
night
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Huntsville visit website .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Huntsville

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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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
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden

2
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 4th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Holmes Medical Museum, then find something for the whole family at The Wharf, then stop by Pepper Palace, and finally kick back and relax at Gulf State Park.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Orange Beach trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Huntsville to Orange Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Orange Beach when traveling from Huntsville in October, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gulf Shores, Holmes Medical Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

1
night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS ALABAMA.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mobile tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bellingrath Gardens and Home
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Bellingrath Gardens and Home ©
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

2
nights
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island, then take an in-depth tour of Rosa Parks Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and finally admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, then get engrossed in the history at Freedom Rides Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Montgomery journey builder website .

Drive from Mobile to Montgomery in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Mobile in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Montgomery, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montgomery

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jackson Lake Island
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Legacy Museum ©
Legacy Museum
Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex ©

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