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 Keeling Schaefer Vineyards (in Pearce), Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area (in Safford) and Coronado Trail (in Clifton). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Bowie National Historic Site, learn about winemaking at Zarpara Vineyard, explore the stunning scenery at Texas Canyon, and see the interesting displays at Chiricahua Regional Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Willcox trip itinerary planning tool.

Seattle to Willcox is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Willcox due to the time zone difference. In September, Willcox is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 91°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Bisbee.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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 Gunfighter Hall of Fame. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Tombstone Walking Tours, learn about winemaking at Silver Strike Winery, examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, and stroll through Rose Tree Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bisbee online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Willcox to Bisbee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Willcox in September since evenings lows in Bisbee dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Patagonia.

Things to do in Bisbee

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Patagonia

— 3 nights
Patagonia is a town in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arizona Hops and Vines and Sonoita Vineyards. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kief-Joshua Vineyards and The Patagonia Museum. When in Patagonia, make a side trip to see Rancho Rossa Vineyards in Elgin, approximately Elgin away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds, explore the activities along Patagonia Lake State Park, and take a peaceful walk through Coronado National Forest.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Patagonia trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bisbee to Patagonia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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

Tucson

— 37 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tucson Mountain Park and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. 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), Casa Grande (Peart Park & Promenade at Casa Grande) and Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalina Mountains, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory, &more). 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, brush up on your military savvy at Museum of the Horse Soldier, get a taste of the local shopping with Madaras Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

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 travel to Ajo.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ajo

— 2 nights
Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. On the 21st (Wed), stroll through 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 tour the pleasant surroundings 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. 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