19 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

19 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base, Drive to Mount Lemmon
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Mount Lemmon
— 1 night
Drive
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Tucson
— 6 nights
Drive
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Patagonia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bisbee
— 4 nights
Drive
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Willcox
— 4 nights
Drive to Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base, Fly to Zurich

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Mount Lemmon — 1 night

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 27th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Oracle State Park and then engage your brain at Biosphere 2.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mount Lemmon trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Mount Lemmon is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zurich to Mount Lemmon, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in April, expect nights in Mount Lemmon to be somewhat warmer, around 13°C, while days are warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Tucson.
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Tucson — 6 nights

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, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, indulge your taste buds at Arizona Winery Tours, admire the natural beauty at Tucson Botanical Gardens, and cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson day trip app.

Traveling by car from Mount Lemmon to Tucson takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Tucson can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Patagonia.
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Patagonia — 2 nights

Patagonia is a town in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. On the 5th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Kartchner Caverns State Park, do a tasting at Sonoita Vineyards, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Empire-Cienega Resource Conservation Area. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Patagonia Lake State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve.

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

You can drive from Tucson to Patagonia in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tucson in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Patagonia, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Bisbee.
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Bisbee — 4 nights

Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. Bisbee is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, look for all kinds of wild species at San Pedro House, delve into the mystery of Bird Cage Theatre, and ponder the world of politics at Copper Queen Post Office.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bisbee road trip planning site.

You can drive from Patagonia to Bisbee in 1.5 hours. May in Bisbee sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Willcox.
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Museums · Parks · Shopping · Wineries
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Willcox — 4 nights

Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Willcox: Benson (Forever Home Donkey Rescue & Double R Ranch), Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area (in Safford) and Coronado Trail - National Scenic Byway (in Clifton). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Chiricahua National Monument, do a tasting at Bodega Pierce, hike along Heart of Rocks, and stop by Marcia's Garden Soap Shop.

Make your Willcox itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Bisbee to Willcox in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bisbee in May since evenings lows in Willcox dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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