7 days in Alabama Itinerary

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Fly to Montgomery Regional (Dannelly Field) Airport, Drive to Selma
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Selma
— 1 day
Drive
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Mobile
— 1 night
Drive
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Huntsville
— 1 night
Drive
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Tuscumbia
— 2 nights
Drive to Huntsville International Carl T Jones Field, Fly to Washington

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Selma — 1 day

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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Selma Interpretive Center, contemplate the long history of Edmund Pettus Bridge, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Live Oak Cemetery.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Selma travel planner.

Washington to Selma is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Selma is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in April, with highs in Selma at 79°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mobile.
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Mobile — 1 night

On the 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at History Museum of Mobile, then steep yourself in history at Richards DAR House Museum, then browse the exhibits of USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mobile Police History Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mobile trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Selma to Mobile in 3 hours. In April in Mobile, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 2 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the galleries of Vulcan Park and Museum, see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Negro Southern League Museum, take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then take in the spiritual surroundings of 16th Street Baptist Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Kelly Ingram Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Birmingham online trip builder.

You can drive from Mobile to Birmingham in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Birmingham when traveling from Mobile in April, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Huntsville.
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Huntsville — 1 night

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 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Burritt on the Mountain, view the masterpieces at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment, and then look and learn at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

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

You can drive from Birmingham to Huntsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tuscumbia.
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Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Tuscumbia — 2 nights

Tuscumbia is a city in and the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama, United States. On the 7th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Helen Keller Birthplace, then see the interesting displays at W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library, then examine the collection at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, and finally steep yourself in history at Fame Recording Studios.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tuscumbia online holiday builder.

Getting from Huntsville to Tuscumbia by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Tuscumbia can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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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