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The Wharf at Orange Beach, Alabama

Travel Advice for Alabama 

Criss-crossed by good freeways, Alabama is easily separated into comfortable travelling when planning visits to the major tourism centres of Montgomery, Mobile, Birmingham and Huntsville.

One major road, the I-65 bisects the state from north to south and is the main artery. Running close to Huntsville located in the Mountain Region of the north, it runs through Birmingham in the central Metropolitan Region and the state capital Montgomery which heads up the River Heritage Region before meeting the sea at Mobile on the Gulf Coast.

Getting here is simple too, since Atlanta International Airport is only an hour away from the Alabama state line and two hours away from Birmingham and Montgomery. Mobile is less than two hours away from New Orleans, and Nashville and Memphis are less than three hours from Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

The majority of Alabama’s days are warm and sunny. Spring comes early with brilliant palette of colors and temperatures around 15 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit) daily by March. Summer days average in the mid 20s Celsius (80s Fahrenheit), with periods of 32 Celsius (90s Fahrenheit) and above. You usually won’t need more than a sweater or light jacket through November. Severely cold weather is rarely a problem in Alabama with little snow except in the higher altitudes of North Alabama.

The Alabama visitor tips and Virtual Map should help you plan your trip.


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