53 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

53 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tucson and Southern Arizona holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Ajo
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Ajo
— 2 nights
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Clifton
— 1 night
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Willcox
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tombstone
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mount Lemmon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tucson
— 35 nights
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Ajo

— 2 nights
Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. On the 24th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Ajo Historical Museum and then explore and take pictures at Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at New Cornelia Open Pit Mining Lookout and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ajo trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Ajo is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. When traveling from Singapore in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ajo: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Clifton.

Things to do in Ajo

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Clifton

— 1 night
Clifton is a town in and the county seat of Greenlee County, Arizona, United States, along the San Francisco River. On the 26th (Mon), cruise along Coronado Trail and then cruise along Coronado Trail - National Scenic Byway.

Plan my day in Clifton using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Ajo to Clifton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Ajo, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Clifton, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Willcox.

Things to do in Clifton

Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Willcox

— 5 nights
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Get outdoors at Chiricahua National Monument and Forever Home Donkey Rescue. Get out of town with these interesting Willcox side-trips: Safford (Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area & Frye Mesa Reservoir). Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Fort Bowie National Historic Site. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Dwayne's Fresh Jerky, stroll through Cochise Stronghold, do a tasting at Zarpara Vineyard, and hike along Heart of Rocks.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Willcox visit site.

You can drive from Clifton to Willcox in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Willcox can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tombstone

— 6 nights

Town Too Tough to Die

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kartchner Caverns State Park and Coronado Peak Trail. Head to Johnny One Dog's Tombstone Sarsaparilla and Quarles Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Sonoita Vineyards (in Elgin), Hereford (Montezuma's Pass & The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve) and Double R Ranch (in Benson). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, and contemplate the long history of Allen Street.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tombstone online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Willcox to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Willcox in July; daily highs in Tombstone reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Mount Lemmon.

Things to do in Tombstone

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Lemmon

— 2 nights
Most visitors take a trip to Mount Lemmon to visit Summerhaven, a small town providing a summer residence for many.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get curious at Biosphere 2 and then immerse yourself in nature at Oracle State Park. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Mt Lemmon General Store and then take in the awesome beauty at Santa Catalina Mountains.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mount Lemmon route builder.

Traveling by car from Tombstone to Mount Lemmon takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tombstone in August: high temperatures in Mount Lemmon hover around 41°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Mount Lemmon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Tucson

— 35 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway and Sabino Canyon. Head to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Art Gallery Hfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tucson: Tubac (Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, Tubac Art and Gifts, &more), Marana (Wild Burro Trail & Gallery Golf Club) and Tumacacori National Historical Park (in Tumacacori). Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Douglas Spring Trail, take in breathtaking views at Madera Canyon, and explore the fascinating underground world of Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mount Lemmon to Tucson takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Tucson are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips