3 days in Alabama Itinerary

3 days in Alabama Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Alabama trip planner
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— 1 day
Orange Beach
— 2 nights


Birmingham — 1 day

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then get great views at Vulcan Park and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and finally make a trip to Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Birmingham. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orange Beach.
Museums · Parks
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Orange Beach — 2 nights

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at Gulf State Park, see the interesting displays at Indian & Sea Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Adventure Island, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, then take in the waterfront activity at The Wharf, and finally stop by Pepper Palace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Orange Beach travel route planner.

Drive from Birmingham to Orange Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. October in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Alabama travel guide

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.