22 days in Alabama & Eureka Itinerary

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Huntsville
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
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Montgomery
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orange Beach
— 4 nights
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Mobile
— 3 nights
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Eureka
— 5 nights
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Huntsville — 3 nights

Rocket City

The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Take a break from Huntsville with a short trip to Cathedral Caverns State Park in Woodville, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for all kinds of wild species at Monte Sano Nature Preserve, and take in nature's colorful creations at Huntsville Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Huntsville online vacation planner.

Arcata to Huntsville is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Arcata to Huntsville. In March, daytime highs in Huntsville are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 3 nights

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Birmingham is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at Red Clay Tours, admire the natural beauty at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at McWane Science Center, and browse the exhibits of Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Huntsville to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montgomery.
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Montgomery — 3 nights

Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Montgomery is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Legacy Museum, contemplate the long history of Civil Rights Memorial Center, pause for some photo ops at National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and make a trip to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Montgomery travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Montgomery takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Montgomery can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Orange Beach.
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Orange Beach — 4 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Get out of town with these interesting Orange Beach side-trips: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Fort Morgan Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, meet the residents at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, take in the waterfront at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, and kick back and relax at Gulf State Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Orange Beach travel planner.

Traveling by car from Montgomery to Orange Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mobile.
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Mobile — 3 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Gaines (in Dauphin Island) and Bellingrath Gardens and Home (in Theodore).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mobile trip app.

Drive from Orange Beach to Mobile in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Eureka.
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Eureka — 5 nights

Eureka is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka: Orick (Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park & Lady Bird Johnson Grove), Redwood National Park (Redwood National Park & California Coastal Trail) and Humboldt Redwoods State Park (in Weott). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Avenue of the Giants, take a memorable drive along Redwood Highway, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Community Forest.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Eureka online vacation planner.

Fly from Mobile to Eureka in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Mobile in March, things will get a bit cooler in Eureka: highs are around 57°F and lows about 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car 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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