32 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

32 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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32 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 15​min
1
Tucson
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Benson
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Willcox
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bisbee
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Tubac
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Ajo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

11
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Madera Canyon. Bring the kids along to Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch and Tucson Mountain Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Tucson: Colossal Cave Mountain Park (in Vail), Casa Grande Ruins National Monument (in Coolidge) and The Golf Club at Dove Mountain (in Marana). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, immerse yourself in nature at Catalina State Park, see the interesting displays at Pima Air & Space Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum Tucson.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip itinerary builder website .

Fort Lauderdale to Tucson is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Tucson is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 101°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Benson.

Things to do in Tucson

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, The Golf Club at Dove Mountain
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Madera Canyon ©
Madera Canyon

4
nights
Benson

Benson ©
Benson is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, east-southeast of Tucson. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Double R Ranch and Butterfield RV Resort Observatory. Get out of town with these interesting Benson side-trips: Del Lago Golf Club (in Vail), Rancho Rossa Vineyards (in Elgin) and Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory (in Mount Lemmon). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Kartchner Caverns State Park, make a trip to Holy Trinity Monastery, look for gifts at Singing Wind Bookshop, and view the masterpieces at Quarles Art Gallery.

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

Traveling by car from Tucson to Benson takes an hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in July: high temperatures in Benson hover around 87°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Willcox.

Things to do in Benson

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Holy Trinity Monastery, Del Lago Golf Club, Rancho Rossa Vineyards, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory
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Double R Ranch ©
Double R Ranch
Kartchner Caverns State Park ©
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory ©
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory

4
nights
Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chiricahua National Monument and Cochise Stronghold. Kids will appreciate attractions like Muleshoe Ranch and Mount Graham International Observatory. Take a break from Willcox with a short trip to Roper Lake State Park in Safford, about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Fort Bowie National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Chiricahua Regional Museum, do a tasting at Coronado Vineyards, and savor the flavors at Dwayne's Fresh Jerky.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Willcox route planner .

Traveling by car from Benson to Willcox takes an hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Benson in July: high temperatures in Willcox hover around 98°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bisbee.

Things to do in Willcox

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Safford, Cochise Stronghold, Dwayne's Fresh Jerky
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Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Fort Bowie National Historic Site ©
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Apple Annie's You-Pick Orchard ©
Apple Annie's You-Pick Orchard

4
nights
Bisbee

Bisbee ©
Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. Explore hidden gems such as The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve and Good Enough Mine Tour. Get out of town with these interesting Bisbee side-trips: Hereford (Coronado National Memorial, Coronado Peak Trail, & more) and San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (in Sierra Vista). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Queen Mine Tour, take an in-depth tour of Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, look for gifts at PanTerra Gallery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Old Bisbee Brewing Company.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bisbee trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Willcox to Bisbee takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Willcox in July; daily highs in Bisbee reach 93°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Tubac.

Things to do in Bisbee

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Hereford, Tombstone, San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
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Coronado National Memorial ©
Coronado National Memorial
Queen Mine Tour ©
Queen Mine Tour
Good Enough Mine Tour ©
Good Enough Mine Tour

4
nights
Tubac

Tubac ©
Tubac is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kitt Peak National Observatory and Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Family-friendly places like Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds and Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Tubac to Patagonia to see Patagonia Lake State Park about 36 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Tumacacori National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: stop by Santa Cruz Chili & Spice.

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You can drive from Bisbee to Tubac in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Tubac can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Ajo.

Things to do in Tubac

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Patagonia, Tumacacori, Kitt Peak National Observatory
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Kitt Peak National Observatory ©
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Tumacacori National Historical Park ©
Patagonia Lake State Park ©
Patagonia Lake State Park

4
nights
Ajo

Ajo ©
Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Ajo Historical Museum. Family-friendly places like Quitobaquito Spring and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: cruise along Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Federated Church, and go deep underground at New Cornelia Open Pit Mining Lookout.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ajo day trip planner.

Getting from Tubac to Ajo by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Tubac in July, you will find days in Ajo are little chillier (82°F), and nights are a bit warmer (82°F). On the 29th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ajo

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument ©
Quitobaquito Spring ©
Quitobaquito Spring