60 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Florence
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Birmingham
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Montgomery
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Gulf Shores
— 9 nights
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Dauphin Island
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Mobile
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Auburn
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Fort Payne
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Huntsville
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Florence — 4 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). Bring the kids along to Deibert Park and Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at University of North Alabama, walk around River Heritage Park, take an in-depth tour of Helen Keller Birthplace, and appreciate the history behind Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence tour planner.

Belleville to Florence is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In May, daytime highs in Florence are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 9 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like McWane Science Center and Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: Cullman (Ave Maria Grotto & St. Bernard Abbey), Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville) and Easley Covered Bridge (in Oneonta). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, contemplate the long history of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, and bet on your favorite at Talladega Superspeedway.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 9 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Bring the kids along to National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montgomery: Selma (Old Live Oak Cemetery, Edmund Pettus Bridge, &more) and Clanton (Clanton Peach Water Tower & Peach Park). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Legacy Museum, contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center, identify plant and animal life at Alabama Safari Park, and meet the residents at Montgomery Zoo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Montgomery journey planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gulf Shores.
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Gulf Shores — 9 nights

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and Zipline. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gulf Shores: Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Alligator Alley (in Summerdale). Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at OWA Parks & Resort. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park, kick back and relax at Gulf Shores Public Beach, identify plant and animal life at Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, and meet the residents at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gulf Shores trip itinerary app.

Drive from Montgomery to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dauphin Island.
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Dauphin Island — 3 nights

Dauphin Island is a town in Mobile County, Alabama, United States, on a barrier island of the same name (split by the Katrina Cut), at the Gulf of Mexico. Family-friendly places like Fort Gaines and Dauphin Island Public Beach will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, look for all kinds of wild species at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, play a few rounds at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dauphin Island online journey builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Gulf Shores to Dauphin Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In June in Dauphin Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Mobile.
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Mobile — 8 nights

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park and History Museum of Mobile. Venture out of the city with trips to Confederate Rest Cemetery (in Point Clear) and Fairhope (Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope Municipal Pier, &more).

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mobile tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Mobile can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Auburn.
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Auburn — 3 nights

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Toomer's Corner and Davis Arboretum. Go for a jaunt from Auburn to Alexander City to see Wind Creek State Park about 50 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, tee off at Grand National Golf Course, and immerse yourself in nature at Chewacla State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Auburn trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Mobile to Auburn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Auburn are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough 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. Explore Fort Payne's surroundings by going to Scottsboro (Unclaimed Baggage & Scottsboro Boys Museum & Cultural Center), Lake Guntersville (in Guntersville) and Chief Ladiga Trail (in Piedmont). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Little River Canyon National Preserve, admire the majestic nature at DeSoto State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, and don't miss a visit to Little River Canyon Center.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Payne trip planner.

Getting from Auburn to Fort Payne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Auburn in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fort Payne, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Huntsville.
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Huntsville — 11 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Family-friendly places like U.S. Space and Rocket Center and U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Huntsville: Goose Pond Colony Resort (in Scottsboro), Art on the Lake (in Guntersville) and Cathedral Caverns State Park (in Woodville). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Huntsville Botanical Garden, walk around Big Spring Park, identify plant and animal life at Madison County Nature Trail-Green Mountain, and appreciate the history behind Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Huntsville day trip tool.

Drive from Fort Payne to Huntsville in 1.5 hours. July in Huntsville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive 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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