15 days in Tucson & Washington DC Itinerary

15 days in Tucson & Washington DC Itinerary

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Tucson
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Phoenix, Fly to Reagan Washington
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Washington DC
— 9 nights
Fly to Phoenix, Shuttle to Tucson

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tucson side-trips: Double R Ranch (in Benson), Old Bisbee Ghost Tours (in Bisbee) and Tombstone (Tombstone Walking Tours & O.K. Corral). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Arizona Zipline Adventures, look for gifts at Mac's Indian Jewelry, browse the exhibits of Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, and explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Tucson trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Tucson. October in Tucson sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Tucson

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 9 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Victorian Carriage Company, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more) and Days End Farm Horse Rescue (in Lisbon). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Washington DC route planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Washington DC in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tucson to Washington DC is 2 hours. Traveling from Tucson in October, expect Washington DC to be a bit cooler, temps between 71°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips