52 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

52 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tucson and Southern Arizona journey planner
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Fly to Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base, Drive to Willcox
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Willcox
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bisbee
— 4 nights
Drive
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Patagonia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tucson
— 37 nights
Drive
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Ajo
— 2 nights
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Seattle

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Willcox — 5 nights

Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Chiricahua National Monument and Heart of Rocks. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chiricahua Gallery and Dwayne's Fresh Jerky. Explore Willcox's surroundings by going to Coronado Trail (in Clifton), Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area (in Safford) 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 Zarpara Vineyard, take in breathtaking views at Texas Canyon, and look for all kinds of wild species at Willcox Playa Wildlife Area.

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

Seattle to Willcox is an approximately 10.5-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.
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Bisbee — 4 nights

Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. Visiting San Pedro House and Miller Canyon will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve and Rose Tree Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Tombstone Walking Tours, get engrossed in the history at The Muheim Heritage House Museum, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Queen Mine Tour, and examine the collection at Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bisbee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Willcox to Bisbee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Willcox in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Bisbee. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Patagonia.
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Patagonia — 3 nights

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 Patagonia Lake State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kief-Joshua Vineyards and Arizona Hops and Vines. Get out of town with these interesting Patagonia side-trips: Elgin (Sonoita Vineyards & Rancho Rossa Vineyards). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, delve into the lush surroundings at Coronado National Forest, and get engrossed in the history at The Patagonia Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Patagonia trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Bisbee to Patagonia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.
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Tucson — 37 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tucson Mountain Park West and Kitt Peak National Observatory. Your inner history buff will appreciate Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and St. Augustine Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: Wild Burro Trail (in Marana), Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalina Mountains, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory, &more) and Casa Grande (Peart Park & Promenade at Casa Grande). Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at International Wildlife Museum, explore the world behind art at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, and brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Horse Soldier.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tucson trip planner.

Getting from Patagonia to Tucson by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Patagonia in September since evenings lows in Tucson dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ajo.
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Ajo — 2 nights

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 drive back home.
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