10 days in Sonoma, Tucson and Southern Arizona & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

10 days in Sonoma, Tucson and Southern Arizona & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Sonoma, Tucson and Southern Arizona & Grand Canyon National Park Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  6​h
1
Sonoma
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + train:  9​h 15​min
2
Tombstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Anaheim

2
nights
Sonoma

Sonoma ©
Set in the heart of one of the United States' most esteemed wine-producing regions, just 45 minutes from San Francisco, Sonoma boasts colonial Mexican architecture, including a mission.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): do a tasting at Sequoia Grove Winery, then learn about winemaking at Tamber Bey Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Joseph Phelps Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Mumm Napa, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Jessup Cellars.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sonoma online route planner .

Los Angeles to Sonoma is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in September since evenings lows in Sonoma dip to 52°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tombstone.

Things to do in Sonoma

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

St. Helena, Calistoga, Mumm Napa, Jessup Cellars, Sequoia Grove Winery
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Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Joseph Phelps Vineyards ©
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

2
nights
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
On the 10th (Tue), make a trip to Allen Street, then get engrossed in the history at Tombstone's Historama, then see the interesting displays at Rose Tree Museum and Books, and finally examine the collection at Gunfighter Hall of Fame. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard, stop by Bisbee Hot and Spicy, then view the masterpieces at Belleza Fine Art Gallery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Old Bisbee Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tombstone trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Sonoma to Tombstone in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sonoma to Tombstone is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tombstone when traveling from Sonoma in September, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bisbee
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Rose Tree Museum and Books ©
Rose Tree Museum and Books
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Belleza Fine Art Gallery ©
Belleza Fine Art Gallery

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at International Wildlife Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum, examine the collection at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, and then catch a movie at Fox Theater.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tucson trip planner.

Drive from Tombstone to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tombstone in September, with highs in Tucson at 92°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Nightlife
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air & Space Museum ©
Pima Air & Space Museum

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): hike along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally get great views at Yaki Point.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park journey website .

You can drive from Tucson to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

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