16 days in Omaha & Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

16 days in Omaha & Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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16 days in Omaha & Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4​h
1
Omaha
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Willcox
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tombstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tucson
— 4 nights
car:  1​h 30​min
5
Mount Lemmon
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Minneapolis

5
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Change things up with these side-trips from Omaha: Lincoln (Nebraska State Capitol & Museum of American Speed) and Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting (in Nebraska City). And it doesn't end there: try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and have fun at Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Omaha journey planner.

Minneapolis to Omaha is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in February; daily highs in Omaha reach 38°F and lows reach 18°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Willcox.

Things to do in Omaha

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trips

Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting, Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility
Highlights from your plan
Museum of American Speed ©
Museum of American Speed
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo

1
night
Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Fort Bowie National Historic Site, pause for some photo ops at Chiricahua National Monument, and then examine the collection at The Thing.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Willcox trip site .

Explore your travel options from Omaha to Willcox with the Route module. Traveling from Omaha to Willcox, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Omaha in March: highs in Willcox hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

The Thing
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Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Fort Bowie National Historic Site ©
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
The Thing ©
The Thing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Boothilll Graveyard, get engrossed in the history at Tombstone's Historama, then get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Bird Cage Theatre. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Kartchner Caverns State Park, and then stop by Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold.

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You can drive from Willcox to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Tombstone can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

4
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: get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Catalina State Park, see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, and cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

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Traveling by car from Tombstone to Tucson takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in March, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mount Lemmon.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Sahuarita
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

1
night
Mount Lemmon

Mount Lemmon ©
Most visitors take a trip to Mount Lemmon to visit Summerhaven, a small town providing a summer residence for many.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Catalina Mountains, hit the slopes at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley, and then see the sky in a new way at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Aravaipa Canyon.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Mount Lemmon trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Tucson to Mount Lemmon in 1.5 hours. In March in Mount Lemmon, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Lemmon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Aravaipa Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Mount Lemmon Ski Valley ©
Mount Lemmon Ski Valley
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory ©
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory

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