29 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

29 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tucson and Southern Arizona planner

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Bisbee
— 4 nights
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Patagonia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Willcox
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mount Lemmon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tucson
— 13 nights
Drive
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Ajo
— 3 nights
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Bisbee

— 4 nights
Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve and San Pedro House. Get out of town with these interesting Bisbee side-trips: Coronado National Memorial (in Hereford) and Lehners Mammoth Kill Site (in Sierra Vista). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Queen Mine Tour, contemplate the long history of The Tombstone Epitaph, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bisbee day trip app.

Orlando to Bisbee is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Bisbee is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Bisbee when traveling from Orlando in August, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Patagonia.

Things to do in Bisbee

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Patagonia

— 2 nights
Patagonia is a town in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Sonoita Vineyards, admire the majestic nature at Patagonia Lake State Park, and then stroll through Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Arizona Hops and Vines and then learn about winemaking at Flying Leap Vineyards & Distillery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Patagonia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Bisbee to Patagonia by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Patagonia sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Willcox.

Things to do in Patagonia

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Willcox

— 4 nights
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiricahua National Monument and Amerind Museum. Explore Willcox's surroundings by going to Roper Lake State Park (in Safford), Keeling Schaefer Vineyards (in Pearce) and Benson (Double R Ranch & Gammons Gulch). Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Willcox Depot.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Willcox travel planner.

Getting from Patagonia to Willcox by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Patagonia in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Willcox, with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Mount Lemmon.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Mount Lemmon

— 2 nights
Most visitors take a trip to Mount Lemmon to visit Summerhaven, a small town providing a summer residence for many.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Oracle State Park and then engage your brain at Biosphere 2. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory and then take in the awesome beauty at Santa Catalina Mountains.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mount Lemmon travel app.

You can drive from Willcox to Mount Lemmon in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mount Lemmon are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Mount Lemmon

Museums · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tucson

— 13 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catalina State Park and Madera Canyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tucson: Tumacacori National Historical Park (in Tumacacori) and Colossal Cave Mountain Park (in Vail). The adventure continues: get great views at Gates Pass, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum Tucson, and stroll around Agua Caliente Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tucson trip planner.

You can drive from Mount Lemmon to Tucson in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Tucson can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ajo.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ajo

— 3 nights
Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Quitobaquito Spring and then explore the fascinating landscape at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Federated Church, and then cruise along Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ajo trip planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Ajo in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tucson in September; daily highs in Ajo reach 98°F and lows reach 75°F. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ajo

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive