Trip Tips

Planning Your Visit

Looking for your ideal weather or hope to catch the fall color change? Need help planning your route? You've come to the right place. Find climate information, suggested road trips and trails and tons of travel resources to help plan your trip to Alabama.

Staying Safe

Your safety and well-being are important to us. For additional information on staying safe while traveling in Alabama, we offer helpful information on law enforcement, healthcare and more.

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Alabama’s Climate

The majority of Alabama’s days are warm and sunny. Rainfall across the state is lowest in October and highest in March. Spring comes early, with a brilliant palette of colors and temperatures around 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 degrees Celsius) daily by March. Summer days average in the 80s F (mid-20s C), with periods of heat in the 90s F (32 C) peaking in July.

In the cooler months of September, October and November, you usually won’t need more than a sweater or light jacket to stay warm. Severely cold weather is rare in Alabama, though snow flurries can be seen in the higher elevations of North Alabama. For Birmingham, the average low temperature in January is 33 F degrees, while the high is 54 F. In the coastal city of Mobile, the average January low is 40 F and the high 61 F.

Hurricane season extends from May to October in Alabama, while conditions for tornadoes are most common in March, April and November. The Alabama Emergency Management Association offers tips on how to be prepared for severe weather and you can stay informed of Alabama weather conditions through the National Weather Service.

Visiting from outside Alabama?

If you're traveling to Alabama via major roadways, chances are you'll see one of our many Alabama Welcome Centers. Stop by and say hello and take advantage of our free hotel reservation service. Our Welcome Center receptionists will be happy to make your hotel or motel reservations anywhere in the state.

For your safety and convenience, please have the following travel documents with you at all times when visiting Alabama:

  • Valid driver's license or non-driver photo ID
  • Home state health insurance or travel insurance information

Destination Marketing Organizations

Our destination marketing organizations have a wealth of information to help you plan your trip to their specific areas. Visit their website prior to departure or a local visitor center upon arrival and they'll be happy to offer a helping hand.

Huntsville & Decatur

Birmingham & Tuscaloosa

Montgomery & Selma

Beaches & Gulf Coast

The Shoals

Lake Guntersville Area

Lookout Mountain

Bankhead & Sipsey Wilderness

Chandler Mountain & Locust Fork

Mount Cheaha & Talladega

Cahaba & Oakmulgee

Lake Martin & Horseshoe Bend

The Piedmont

Tuskegee & Phenix City

Lake Eufaula & The Red Hills

Tombigbee River Valley

Monroeville & Gee's Bend

The Conecuh

The Wiregrass

All-In-One Attraction Ticket

Spend less and do more with your All-In-One attraction ticket. It is your pass for admission to some of the best attractions and tours in Alabama, all for one low price. Best of all, you are not locked into any specific attraction in advance. With the Alabama All-In-One ticket you can enjoy admission to ALL the attractions listed on the ticket once for the time span selected. Each All-In-One ticket is a special grouping of attractions within areas of Alabama. View all our All-In-One ticket choices and make the right selection for you.

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