52 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

52 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Willcox
— 5 nights
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Bisbee
— 4 nights
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Patagonia
— 3 nights
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Tucson
— 37 nights
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Ajo
— 2 nights

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Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Chiricahua National Monument and Texas Canyon. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chiricahua Gallery and Dwayne's Fresh Jerky. Explore Willcox's surroundings by going to Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area (in Safford), Coronado Trail (in Clifton) and Keeling Schaefer Vineyards (in Pearce). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Bowie National Historic Site, learn about winemaking at Bodega Pierce, identify plant and animal life at Willcox Playa Wildlife Area, and see the interesting displays at Chiricahua Regional Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Willcox road trip planning website.

Seattle to Willcox is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Seattle to Willcox, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Willcox: highs are around 91°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bisbee.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Fort Bowie National Historic Site ©
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Amerind Museum ©
Amerind Museum

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Bisbee

Bisbee ©
Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. Visiting San Pedro House and The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tombstone Walking Tours and Old Bisbee Brewing Company. When in Bisbee, make a side trip to see Miller Canyon in Sierra Vista, approximately Sierra Vista away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Tombstone Epitaph, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Queen Mine Tour, get engrossed in the history at The Muheim Heritage House Museum, and examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Bisbee trip planning website.

Getting from Willcox to Bisbee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Willcox in September since evenings lows in Bisbee dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Patagonia.

Things to do in Bisbee

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
San Pedro House ©
San Pedro House
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum ©
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve ©

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Patagonia

Patagonia ©
Patagonia is a town in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds and Kief-Joshua Vineyards. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arizona Hops and Vines and The Patagonia Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Patagonia side-trips: Elgin (Sonoita Vineyards & Rancho Rossa Vineyards). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Patagonia Lake State Park, identify plant and animal life at Empire-Cienega Resource Conservation Area, and take a peaceful walk through Coronado National Forest.

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You can drive from Bisbee to Patagonia in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Patagonia

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Sonoita Vineyards ©
Sonoita Vineyards
Arizona Hops and Vines ©
Arizona Hops and Vines

37
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kitt Peak National Observatory and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. Your inner history buff will appreciate Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and A Mountain (Sentinel Peak). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalina Mountains, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory, &more), Casa Grande (Peart Park & Promenade at Casa Grande) and Marana (Wild Burro Trail & Volare Helicopters). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Tucson Mountain Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, learn more about the world around you at International Wildlife Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Patagonia to Tucson takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tucson when traveling from Patagonia in September, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ajo.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Kitt Peak National Observatory ©
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch ©
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

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Ajo

Ajo ©
Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. On the 21st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Quitobaquito Spring and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Federated Church, take some stellar pictures from New Cornelia Open Pit Mining Lookout, then take an in-depth tour of Ajo Historical Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ajo online itinerary planner.

Getting from Tucson to Ajo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ajo

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument ©
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Quitobaquito Spring ©
Quitobaquito Spring
Ajo Historical Museum ©
Ajo Historical Museum

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