11 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix, Shuttle to Tucson
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Tucson
— 4 nights
Drive
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Willcox
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tombstone
— 4 nights
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tumacacori National Historical Park and Presidio San Agustin del Tucson. Kids will enjoy Madera Canyon and Kitt Peak National Observatory. Go for a jaunt from Tucson to Mount Lemmon to see Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tucson Mountain Park, view the masterpieces at Madaras Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at A Mountain (Sentinel Peak), and take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tucson trip app.

Wichita to Tucson is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Wichita to Tucson is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Wichita in October, things will get a bit warmer in Tucson: highs are around 87°F and lows about 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Willcox.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Willcox

— 2 nights
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. On the 19th (Tue), hike along Heart of Rocks, then contemplate the waterfront views at Apache Springs, and then examine the collection at Friends of Marty Robbins Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Chiricahua Regional Museum, see the interesting displays at Amerind Museum, and then trek along Cochise Stronghold.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Willcox road trip website.

You can drive from Tucson to Willcox in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tucson in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Willcox, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tombstone

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve and Gunfighter Hall of Fame. Get in touch with nature at San Pedro House and Brown's Canyon Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tombstone: Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve (in Patagonia) and Our Lady of the Sierras - A Marian Shrine (in Hereford). There's lots more to do: stroll through Rose Tree Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and contemplate the long history of Historic Gleeson Jail.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tombstone trip planning site.

Drive from Willcox to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Tombstone

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips