55 days in Mexico & Alabama Itinerary

55 days in Mexico & Alabama Itinerary

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Huntsville, United States
— 6 nights
2
Fort Payne, United States
— 2 nights
3
Birmingham, United States
— 6 nights
4
Montgomery, United States
— 6 nights
5
Orange Beach, United States
— 5 nights
6
Dauphin Island, United States
— 1 night
7
Mobile, United States
— 4 nights
8
Holbox Island, Mexico
— 4 nights
9
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 10 nights
10
Cancun, Mexico
— 9 nights


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6
nights
Huntsville, United States

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harrison Brothers Hardware and U.G. White Mercantile. Explore hidden gems such as Huntsville Depot Museum and Falls Mill. Change things up with these side-trips from Huntsville: Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead (in Estillfork), Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives (in Athens) and Old Jail Museum (in Lynchburg). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Pond Spring, look for gifts at Beehive Bathhouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Land Trust of North Alabama, and learn about winemaking at Amber Falls Winery & Cellars.

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London, UK to Huntsville is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Huntsville. In June, Huntsville is a bit warmer than London - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort Payne.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Athens, Crooked Creek Civil War Museum, Beehive Bathhouse, Tenn South Distillery, William Bankhead National Forest
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 4:
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Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead ©
Walls of Jericho Alabama Trailhead
Falls Mill ©
Falls Mill
Pond Spring ©
Pond Spring

2
nights
Fort Payne, United States

Fort Payne ©
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Alabama Fan Club and Museum, contemplate the long history of Gorham's Bluff, and then learn about winemaking at Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Fort Payne Depot Museum, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Marthas Falls, and then stop by Orbix Hot Glass.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Payne road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Huntsville to Fort Payne takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Huntsville in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fort Payne, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Fort Payne

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gorham's Bluff, Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza
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Alabama Fan Club and Museum ©
Alabama Fan Club and Museum
Gorham's Bluff ©
Gorham's Bluff
Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza ©
Jules J. Berta Vineyards & Pizza

6
nights
Birmingham, United States

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Southern Museum of Flight and Moundville Archaeological Park will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bass Pro Shop and Bama Flea Mall & Antique Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Birmingham: FarmLinks Golf Course (in Sylacauga), Natural Bridge Park (in Natural Bridge) and Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament (in Hanceville). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Ozan Winery & Cellars, buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, sample the tasty concoctions at Avondale Brewing Company, and see the interesting displays at International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Birmingham travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Fort Payne to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fort Payne in July since evenings lows in Birmingham dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Leeds, Calera, FarmLinks Golf Course, Moundville Archaeological Park, Natural Bridge Park
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 12:
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Moundville Archaeological Park ©
Moundville Archaeological Park
Natural Bridge Park ©
Natural Bridge Park
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament ©
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament

6
nights
Montgomery, United States

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum and Freedom Rides Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Old Live Oak Cemetery and Toomer's Corner. Change things up with these side-trips from Montgomery: Kreher Preserve & Nature Center (in Auburn), Lowndes County Interpretive Center (in Hayneville) and Priester's Pecans (in Fort Deposit). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Brown Chapel AME Church, browse for treasures at Prattville Pickers, play a few rounds at Cambrian Ridge, and don't miss a visit to Moton Field.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Montgomery trip itinerary site.

Drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Selma, Auburn, Tuskegee, Prattville Pickers, Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:
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Brown Chapel AME Church ©
Brown Chapel AME Church
Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum ©
Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park ©
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park

5
nights
Orange Beach, United States

Orange Beach ©
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Pickens Area and Holmes Medical Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fort Morgan State Historic Site and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orange Beach: Alligator Alley (in Summerdale) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Pensacola Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Sands Beach, look for gifts at Souvenir City, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, and see the interesting displays at Foley Railroad Museum.

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

You can drive from Montgomery to Orange Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dauphin Island.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Foley, Gulf Shores, Pensacola Beach, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:
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Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
Fort Pickens Area ©
Fort Pickens Area
Alligator Alley ©
Alligator Alley

1
night
Dauphin Island, United States

Dauphin Island ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, thensteep yourself in history at Fort Gaines, and then head outdoors with Action Outdoors. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Isle Dauphine Golf Club, thenidentify plant and animal life at Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Dauphin Island Public Beach.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dauphin Island trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Orange Beach to Dauphin Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Dauphin Island are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Dauphin Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium ©
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary ©
Dauphin Island Audubon Bird Sanctuary
Fort Gaines ©
Fort Gaines

4
nights
Mobile, United States

Mobile ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Mobile Bay and Fairhope Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge and Magnolia Grove Golf Course. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mobile: Punta Clara Kitchen (in Point Clear), Shearwater Pottery (in Ocean Springs) and Fairhope Brewing Company (in Fairhope).

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mobile tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Dauphin Island to Mobile in an hour. In July in Mobile, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Holbox Island.

Things to do in Mobile

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fairhope, Burris Farm Market, Punta Clara Kitchen, Shearwater Pottery, Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge
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Mobile Bay ©
Mobile Bay
Richards DAR House Museum ©
Richards DAR House Museum

4
nights
Holbox Island, Mexico

Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Yalahau Lagoon. Take a break from the city and head to Refugio Holbox and Yum Balam Reserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Holbox Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mobile to Holbox Island. The time zone difference when traveling from Mobile to Holbox Island is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Holbox Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Holbox Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Yalahau Lagoon ©
Yalahau Lagoon
Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop ©
Papa Rana Holbox Logo Shop

10
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galeria Lamanai and Balam Art On Feathers. Do your shopping at Diamonds International and Art Gallery Miniature. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Akumal (Yal-ku Lagoon & Scuba & Snorkeling), Cozumel (Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site, &more) and Tulum (La Llorona, Cenotes Sac Actun, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church, stop by Fernando Rodriguez, explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chikin Ha.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Playa del Carmen trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Holbox Island to Playa del Carmen with the Route module. In August in Playa del Carmen, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cancun.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tulum, Cozumel, Akumal, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, La Playa Xpuha
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Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church ©
La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park ©
LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park

9
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Cancun ©
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Head to Joyería Ambarte and Kukulcan Plazafor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado and Museo del Automovil Antiguo del Sureste. Get out of town with these interesting Cancun side-trips: Nativa Park (in Solferino) and Isla Mujeres (Women's Beading Cooperative, Captain Dulche's Museum, &more). Spend the 20th (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Forum Beach Cancun, look for gifts at Plaza Las Americas, tee off at Playa Mujeres Golf Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Tortugas.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cancun trip planner.

Getting from Playa del Carmen to Cancun by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cancun can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Isla Mujeres, Nativa Park, Kukulcan Plaza
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Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado ©
Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

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