8 days in Alabama Itinerary

8 days in Alabama Itinerary

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8 days in Alabama Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
2
Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

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 Orange Beach to go to Fort Morgan and see Fort Morgan State Historic Site, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Wharf Ferris Wheel, cast your line with a fishing tour, and stop by Pepper Palace.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Orange Beach online tour itinerary planner .

New York City to Orange Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Orange Beach is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit warmer in Orange Beach: highs are around 86°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Huntsville.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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 20th (Thu): get curious at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari.

To find out how to plan a trip to Huntsville, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Orange Beach to Huntsville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums
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Harmony Park Safari ©
Harmony Park Safari
U.S. Space and Rocket Center ©
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Huntsville Botanical Garden ©
Huntsville Botanical Garden

1
night
Florence

Florence ©
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). On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Ivy Green, see the interesting displays at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, then steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pickwick Lake.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Huntsville to Florence in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ivy Green, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio ©
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at First United Methodist Church, then get to know the resident critters at Birmingham Zoo, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Birmingham in 2.5 hours. June in Birmingham sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
McWane Science Center ©
McWane Science Center
Birmingham Zoo ©
Birmingham Zoo

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