10 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

10 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base, Drive to Willcox
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Willcox
— 1 night
Drive
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Tombstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tucson
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Lemmon
— 2 nights
Drive to Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base, Fly to Chicago Midway International Airport

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Willcox

— 1 night
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Heart of Rocks. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chiricahua National Monument, learn about winemaking at Zarpara Vineyard, then do a tasting at Bodega Pierce, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cochise Lake.

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Chicago to Willcox is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Willcox due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect nights in Willcox to be a bit warmer, around 44°F, while days are warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Wildlife

Tombstone

— 2 nights

Town Too Tough to Die

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): do a tasting at Rancho Rossa Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Lightning Ridge Cellars, and then identify plant and animal life at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Boothilll Graveyard, look for all kinds of wild species at San Pedro House, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tombstone day trip planning website.

You can drive from Willcox to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tucson

— 4 nights

Old Pueblo

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sabino Canyon and Gallery Golf Club. Family-friendly places like Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Fox Theater will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, explore the galleries of Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tucson Wildlife Center.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tucson online day trip planner.

You can drive from Tombstone to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Tucson, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Mount Lemmon.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Outdoors · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

Mount Lemmon

— 2 nights
Most visitors take a trip to Mount Lemmon to visit Summerhaven, a small town providing a summer residence for many.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Mount Lemmon Ski Valley and then see the sky in a new way at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Oracle State Park and then engage your brain at Biosphere 2.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Lemmon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Mount Lemmon takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mount Lemmon can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Lemmon

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip