15 days in Alabama & Southern Maryland Itinerary

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— 4 nights
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Chesapeake Beach
Chesapeake Beach
— 3 nights
Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to London


Huntsville — 2 nights

Rocket City

Kids will enjoy U.S. Space and Rocket Center and U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Cathedral Caverns State Park in Woodville (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden, ponder the design of Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial, explore the world behind art at Weeden House Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip itinerary builder website.

London, UK to Huntsville is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Huntsville, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Huntsville at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Birmingham.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Birmingham — 4 nights

Magic City

Family-friendly places like Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice will thrill your kids. When in Birmingham, make a side trip to see Legacy Museum in Montgomery, approximately Montgomery away. There's still lots to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at McWane Science Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Birmingham Zoo, get engrossed in the history at Negro Southern League Museum, and steep yourself in history at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Orange Beach.
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Orange Beach — 3 nights

Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gulf State Park. When in Orange Beach, make a side trip to see Alligator Alley in Summerdale, approximately Summerdale away. There's still lots to do: trek along Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead, look for gifts at Pepper Palace, don't miss a visit to Bamahenge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Orange Beach trip planner.

Getting from Birmingham to Orange Beach by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, daily temperatures in Orange Beach can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mobile.
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Mobile — 2 nights

On the 4th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, observe the fascinating underwater world at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and then identify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and then explore the galleries of USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mobile road trip planning website.

You can drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. May in Mobile sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Chesapeake Beach.
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Chesapeake Beach — 3 nights

Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Bayside History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Bruce Snake Gabrielson's Surf Art Gallery and Museum, then trek along American Chestnut Land Trust, and finally trek along Flag Ponds Nature Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chesapeake Beach trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mobile to Chesapeake Beach. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mobile in May; daily highs in Chesapeake Beach reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Alabama travel guide

Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Historic Sites
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.