49 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Fly to Valparaiso, Drive to Gulf Shores
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Gulf Shores
— 7 nights
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Mobile
— 7 nights
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Auburn
— 3 nights
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Montgomery
— 7 nights
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Birmingham
— 8 nights
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Fort Payne
— 3 nights
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Huntsville
— 8 nights
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Florence
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Gulf Shores — 7 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Gulf Shores: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale), Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Mullet Point Park (in Point Clear). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gulf Shores vacation maker site.

Louisville to Gulf Shores is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Louisville to Gulf Shores, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Louisville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gulf Shores, with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mobile.
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Mobile — 7 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Mobile side-trips: Fairhope (Fairhope Avenue & Fairhope Municipal Pier), Dauphin Island (Fort Gaines, Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, &more) and Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear).

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mobile trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Gulf Shores to Mobile by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Mobile sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Auburn.
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Auburn — 3 nights

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseshoe Bend National Military Park (in Daviston), Alexander City (Lake Martin & Wind Creek State Park) and Cherokee Ridge Alpine Trail (in Dadeville). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Chewacla State Park, explore the world behind art at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, take a stroll through Toomer's Corner, and walk around Kiesel Park.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Auburn trip planner.

You can drive from Mobile to Auburn in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mobile in September, Auburn is a bit cooler at night with lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 7 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Selma (Brown Chapel AME Church & Edmund Pettus Bridge). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of National Memorial for Peace and Justice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, get engrossed in the history at Civil Rights Memorial Center, and get advice or help at Alabama Department of Archives and History.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Montgomery trip planner.

You can drive from Auburn to Montgomery in an hour. In September in Montgomery, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 8 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tuscaloosa (Tuscaloosa Riverwalk, Paul W. Bryant Museum, &more), Cullman (Sportsman Lake Park, Ave Maria Grotto, &more) and Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum (in Calera). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, take an in-depth tour of Vulcan Park and Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, and stroll around Birmingham's Railroad Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Montgomery to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Birmingham sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort Payne.
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Fort Payne — 3 nights

Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville), Wills Creek Vineyards (in Attalla) and Unclaimed Baggage (in Scottsboro). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Little River Canyon National Preserve, enjoy some diversion at Alabama Walking Park, do a tasting at Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza, and admire the majestic nature at DeSoto State Park.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Fort Payne travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Fort Payne takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in October, expect Fort Payne to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Huntsville.
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Huntsville — 8 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Venture out of the city with trips to Isom's Orchard (in Athens), Decatur (Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Wheeler Lake, &more) and Historic Mooresville (in Mooresville). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, walk around Big Spring Park, identify plant and animal life at Harmony Park Safari, and admire the local landmark of Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Huntsville trip maker site.

Getting from Fort Payne to Huntsville by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.
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Florence — 5 nights

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). Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve (in Tuscumbia) and Dismals Canyon (in Haleyville). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Pickwick Lake, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at University of North Alabama, examine the collection at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, and appreciate the history behind Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Huntsville to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
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Alabama travel guide

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Military Museums · Dolphin & Whale Watching · 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.
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