54 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

54 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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54 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Willcox
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bisbee
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Patagonia
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Tucson
— 19 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Topawa
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Ajo
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Denver

6
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 Double R Ranch. Visiting Fort Bowie National Historic Site and Texas Canyon will get you outdoors. Explore Willcox's surroundings by going to Safford (Spas, Roper Lake State Park, & more), Ghost Town Trails (in Pearce) and Gammons Gulch (in Benson). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Amerind Foundation Museum, ponder the world of politics at Willcox Depot, learn about winemaking at Flying Leap Vineyards, and look for all kinds of wild species at Willcox Playa Wildlife Area.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Willcox trip planner .

Denver to Willcox is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In January, Willcox is somewhat warmer than Denver - with highs of 60°F and lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bisbee.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Benson, Safford, Amerind Foundation Museum, Ghost Town Trails, Texas Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Fort Bowie National Historic Site ©
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Roper Lake State Park ©
Roper Lake State Park

8
nights
Bisbee

Bisbee ©
Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. Step out of the city life by going to Coronado National Memorial and Coronado Cave. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Bisbee Brewing Company and Queen Mine Tour. Get out of town with these interesting Bisbee side-trips: Holy Trinity Monastery (in Saint David) and Hereford (Fairbank Historic Townsite & Our Lady of the Sierras - A Marian Shrine). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Tombstone Epitaph, have some family-friendly fun at Old Tombstone Western Theme Park, make a trip to Allen Street, and learn about winemaking at Silver Strike Winery.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bisbee itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Willcox to Bisbee in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Willcox in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bisbee, with lows around 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Patagonia.

Things to do in Bisbee

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tombstone, Hereford, Holy Trinity Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Coronado National Memorial ©
Coronado National Memorial
The Tombstone Epitaph ©
The Tombstone Epitaph
Old Bisbee Brewing Company ©
Old Bisbee Brewing Company

7
nights
Patagonia

Patagonia
Patagonia is a town in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. Visit Tumacacori National Historical Park and Ruby for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Patagonia Lake State Park. Explore Patagonia's surroundings by going to Agua Linda Farm (in Amado), Elgin (Sonoita Vineyards, Flying Leap Vineyards, & more) and Tubac (La Paloma de Tubac & Tubac Golf Resort). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at San Pedro House, learn about winemaking at Arizona Hops and Vines, explore the stunning scenery at The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Parker Canyon Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Patagonia trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bisbee to Patagonia takes 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bisbee in January since evenings lows in Patagonia dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Patagonia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Elgin, Tubac, Arizona, Sierra Vista, The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve
Highlights from your plan
San Pedro House ©
San Pedro House

19
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pedego Electric Bikes Tucson. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catalina State Park and Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Take a break from the city and head to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tucson: Florence (Tom Mix Memorial & St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery), Gilbert (St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, & more) and World's Smallest Museum (in Superior). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, take in breathtaking views at Madera Canyon, and admire the majestic nature at Picacho Peak State Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tucson, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Patagonia to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tucson when traveling from Patagonia in January, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Topawa.

Things to do in Tucson

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gilbert, Maricopa, Chandler, Superior, Gold Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Pedego Electric Bikes Tucson ©
Pedego Electric Bikes Tucson
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum

7
nights
Topawa

Topawa ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kitt Peak National Observatory and Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Topawa trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Topawa takes 1.5 hours. February in Topawa sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 43°F at night. You'll set off for Ajo on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Topawa

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kitt Peak National Observatory, Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Kitt Peak National Observatory ©
Kitt Peak National Observatory

6
nights
Ajo

Ajo ©
Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Get in touch with nature at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Quitobaquito Spring. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and Federated Church. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive, take an in-depth tour of Ajo Historical Museum, and take some stellar pictures from New Cornelia Open Pit Mining Lookout.

Discover how to plan a Ajo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Topawa to Ajo in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Topawa, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ajo, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 63°F. On the 28th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ajo

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument ©
Quitobaquito Spring ©
Quitobaquito Spring
Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive ©
Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive

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