16 days in Birmingham & Alabama Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Birmingham
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Montgomery
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Montgomery, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Alexander City, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Childersburg, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Payne, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Mentone, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Huntsville, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Tuscumbia, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Muscle Shoals, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Florence, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Demopolis, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Mobile, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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Orange Beach, United States
— 1 night
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Gulf Shores, United States
— 1 night
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Birmingham, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Cadbury World, browse the exhibits of Flat 8 Gallery, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: stop by I Had One of Those and then contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham tour planning site.

Dallas, USA to Birmingham is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Dallas in November, things will get slightly colder in Birmingham: highs are around 50°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Montgomery.
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Montgomery, United States — 1 night

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Lake Island.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Montgomery online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Birmingham to Montgomery. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Montgomery is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Birmingham in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Montgomery, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alexander City.
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Alexander City, United States — 1 night

Alexander City, known to locals as "Alex City", is a city in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, United States, with a population of some 14,875. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Martin and then admire the majestic nature at Wind Creek State Park.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Alexander City trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Alexander City takes 1.5 hours. December in Alexander City sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Childersburg.
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Childersburg, United States — 1 night

Childersburg is a city in Talladega County in the U.S. state of Alabama. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): tee off at FarmLinks Golf Course.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Childersburg tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Alexander City to Childersburg takes an hour. In December in Childersburg, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Payne.
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Fort Payne, United States — 1 night

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): have fun at Alabama Walking Park, then look for gifts at Orbix Hot Glass, and then immerse yourself in nature at DeSoto State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fort Payne road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Childersburg to Fort Payne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Fort Payne is slightly colder than Childersburg - with highs of 55°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Mentone.
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Mentone, United States — 1 night

Mentone is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Sequoyah Caverns and Ellis Homestead, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Desoto Falls, and finally look for gifts at Miracle pottery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mentone trip planning tool.

Mentone is just a short distance from Fort Payne. In December in Mentone, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Huntsville.
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Huntsville, United States — 1 night

Rocket City

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 8th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then see the sky in a new way at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then relax and rejuvenate at Journey Therapeutic Massage.

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You can drive from Mentone to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. December in Huntsville sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tuscumbia.
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Tuscumbia, United States — 1 night

Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Helen Keller Birthplace and then take in breathtaking views at Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tuscumbia day trip planning app.

You can drive from Huntsville to Tuscumbia in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tuscumbia can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Muscle Shoals.
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Muscle Shoals, United States — 1 night

Muscle Shoals is the largest city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fame Recording Studios, admire the engineering at Wilson Lock and Dam, and then play a few rounds at The Shoals Golf Club - Fighting Joe Course.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Muscle Shoals travel route builder site.

Muscle Shoals is just a stone's throw from Tuscumbia. In December, daily temperatures in Muscle Shoals can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, United States — 1 night

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). Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Pickwick Lake, then appreciate the history behind Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall, and then snap pictures at Old Railroad Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation planning tool.

Florence is very close to Muscle Shoals. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Demopolis.
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Demopolis, United States — 1 night

Demopolis is the largest city in Marengo County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): let little ones run wild at Foscue Creek Park.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Demopolis road trip site.

Getting from Florence to Demopolis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. December in Demopolis sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.
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Mobile, United States — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): learn about all things military at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fairhope Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mobile tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Demopolis to Mobile by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Demopolis in December, expect Mobile to be somewhat warmer, temps between 65°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Orange Beach.
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Orange Beach, United States — 1 night

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Holmes Medical Museum, then stop by Pepper Palace, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail - Rosemary Dunes Trailhead.

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

Traveling by car from Mobile to Orange Beach takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gulf Shores.
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Gulf Shores, United States — 1 night

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): shop like a local with Pottery Central World Headquarters, then kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, and then stay fit while traveling at Bodenhamer Recreation Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gulf Shores trip site.

Gulf Shores is just a short distance from Orange Beach. In December, daily temperatures in Gulf Shores can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Alabama travel guide

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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.
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