12 days in Gladwin & Tucson Itinerary

12 days in Gladwin & Tucson Itinerary

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12 days in Gladwin & Tucson Itinerary

Start: Midland
Drive:  1​h
1
Gladwin
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
2
Tucson
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Midland

3
nights
Gladwin

Gladwin ©
Gladwin is a city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gladwin: Center Avenue Historic District (in Bay City), Midland (Dow Gardens & The Tridge) and Michigan State University (in East Lansing). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, admire the masterpieces at Flint Institute of Arts, experience rural life at Fruitful Orchard and Cider Mill, and buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gladwin online vacation planner .

Midland to Gladwin is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In October, daily temperatures in Gladwin can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Gladwin

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frankenmuth, Flint, Midland, Center Avenue Historic District, Michigan State University
Highlights from your plan
Fruitful Orchard and Cider Mill ©
Fruitful Orchard and Cider Mill
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Flint Institute of Arts ©
Flint Institute of Arts

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tombstone (Bird Cage Theatre, O.K. Corral, & more) and Benson (Double R Ranch, Quarles Art Gallery, & more). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, get great views at Gates Pass, take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gladwin to Tucson. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gladwin to Tucson. Traveling from Gladwin in October, you will find days in Tucson are much hotter (87°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Benson, Tombstone, Sahuarita, Catalina Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

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