10 days in Tulare & Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

10 days in Tulare & Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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10 days in Tulare & Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Tulare
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tombstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Tulare

Tulare ©
Tulare is a city in Tulare County, California. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tulare: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park (Hospital Rock, Big Trees Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get some fabulous bargains at Tulare Outlet Center.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tulare holiday planner .

New York City to Tulare is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, you will find days in Tulare are somewhat warmer (58°F), and nights are about the same (36°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Tulare

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Tulare Outlet Center ©
Tulare Outlet Center
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

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.
Tucson is known for museums, nature, historic sites, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the exciting artwork at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, make a trip to Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and learn about all things military at Museum of the Horse Soldier.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Tulare to Tucson with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tulare to Tucson. When traveling from Tulare in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air & Space Museum ©
Pima Air & Space Museum
Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway ©
Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, take in the exciting artwork at Quarles Art Gallery, and then Head underground at Kartchner Caverns State Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Johnny One Dog's Tombstone Sarsaparilla, delve into the mystery of Bird Cage Theatre, then get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, and finally stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tombstone day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In December in Tombstone, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tombstone

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Benson
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Kartchner Caverns State Park ©
Kartchner Caverns State Park
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Bird Cage Theatre ©
Bird Cage Theatre

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