7 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Alabama travel planner
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Huntsville
— 1 day
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Mentone
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Montgomery
— 1 night
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Selma
— 1 night
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Orange Beach
— 1 night
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Huntsville — 1 day

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, then look and learn at U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and then don't miss a visit to Independent Musical Productions.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Huntsville trip builder tool.

Dallas to Huntsville is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Huntsville when traveling from Dallas in November, with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mentone.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Mentone — 2 nights

Mentone is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. On the 27th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Desoto Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sallie Howard Memorial Baptist Church, and then admire the majestic nature at DeSoto State Park. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Gunter's Landing Golf Course, explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caverns State Park, and then stop by Unclaimed Baggage.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mentone day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Mentone takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mentone can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:

Birmingham — 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 29th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, make a trip to Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham road trip tool.

You can drive from Mentone to Birmingham in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Birmingham are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Montgomery.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Montgomery — 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 30th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, appreciate the history behind National Memorial for Peace and Justice, then steep yourself in history at Civil Rights Memorial Center, and finally make a trip to Jackson Lake Island.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Montgomery trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Selma.
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Selma — 1 night

Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Brown Chapel AME Church, then take an in-depth tour of Selma Interpretive Center, and finally take in the views from Edmund Pettus Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Selma route builder website.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Selma takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Orange Beach.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Orange Beach — 1 night

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Gulf State Park, and then soothe aching muscles at Bodenhamer Recreation Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Selma to Orange Beach takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches
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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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