30 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

30 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Tucson
— 15 nights
Drive
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Ajo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mount Lemmon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Willcox
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tombstone
— 6 nights
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Tucson — 15 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.
Explore Tucson's surroundings by going to Tubac (Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum & Tubac Art and Gifts). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, get a taste of the local shopping with Madaras Gallery, examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tucson vacation site.

Roanoke to Tucson is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. In January, Tucson is somewhat warmer than Roanoke - with highs of 65°F and lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Ajo.
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Ajo — 2 nights

Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Federated Church and then take an in-depth tour of Ajo Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Quitobaquito Spring and then explore the fascinating landscape at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ajo trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Tucson to Ajo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Tucson in February, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ajo: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mount Lemmon.
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Mount Lemmon — 2 nights

Most visitors take a trip to Mount Lemmon to visit Summerhaven, a small town providing a summer residence for many.
On the 17th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Oracle State Park and then engage your brain at Biosphere 2. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory and then fly down the slopes at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mount Lemmon trip planner.

Drive from Ajo to Mount Lemmon in 4 hours. While traveling from Ajo, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Mount Lemmon, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Willcox.
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Willcox — 4 nights

Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Willcox: Safford (Frye Mesa Reservoir & Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area), Marcia's Garden Soap Shop (in Pearce) and Forever Home Donkey Rescue (in Benson). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Amerind Museum, trek along Cochise Stronghold, stroll through Heart of Rocks, and do a tasting at Coronado Vineyards.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Willcox planner.

Getting from Mount Lemmon to Willcox by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Willcox when traveling from Mount Lemmon in February, with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tombstone.
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Tombstone — 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sonoita Vineyards (in Elgin) and Benson (Kartchner Caverns State Park & Double R Ranch). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Pedro House, see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, and stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tombstone planner.

Getting from Willcox to Tombstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in Tombstone sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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