12 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

12 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Tucson
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Tombstone
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Willcox
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Tucson

Tucson ©

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.
Take a break from Tucson with a short trip to Santa Catalina Mountains in Mount Lemmon, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, walk around Tohono Chul, and view the masterpieces at Etherton Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tucson trip builder app.

New York City to Tucson is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Tucson due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

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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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Tombstone

Tombstone ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tombstone: Belleza Fine Art Gallery (in Bisbee) and Double R Ranch (in Benson). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Tombstone Walking Tours, examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, delve into the mystery of Bird Cage Theatre, and take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tombstone day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Tucson to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tucson in September, with highs in Tombstone at 84°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Willcox.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Tombstone Walking Tours ©
Tombstone Walking Tours
Double R Ranch ©
Double R Ranch
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral

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Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): trek along Heart of Rocks, pause for some photo ops at Chiricahua National Monument, and then learn about winemaking at Keeling Schaefer Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Marcia's Garden Soap Shop, do a tasting at Bodega Pierce, then learn about winemaking at Coronado Vineyards, and finally see the interesting displays at The Thing.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Willcox trip builder.

You can drive from Tombstone to Willcox in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tombstone in September: highs in Willcox hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Willcox

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Bodega Pierce ©
Bodega Pierce
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Coronado Vineyards ©
Coronado Vineyards

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