59 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

59 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tucson and Southern Arizona trip itinerary 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
— 5 nights
Drive
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Patagonia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tucson
— 40 nights
Drive
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Ajo
— 3 nights
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport

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Willcox

— 5 nights
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Chiricahua National Monument and Texas Canyon. Fort Bowie National Historic Site and Amerind Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Willcox: Keeling Schaefer Vineyards (in Pearce), Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area (in Safford) and Coronado Trail (in Clifton). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Coronado Vineyards, view the masterpieces at Chiricahua Gallery, stroll through Heart of Rocks, and identify plant and animal life at Willcox Playa Wildlife Area.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Willcox trip itinerary planning app.

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. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Willcox to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bisbee.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Bisbee

— 5 nights
Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. Take a break from the city and head to San Pedro House and The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gunfighter Hall of Fame and Rose Tree Museum. Explore Bisbee's surroundings by going to Coronado National Memorial (in Hereford) and Miller Canyon (in Sierra Vista). And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Tombstone Walking Tours, get engrossed in the history at Tombstone's Historama, sample the tasty concoctions at Old Bisbee Brewing Company, and shop like a local with Belleza Fine Art Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bisbee itinerary planning site.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Patagonia.

Things to do in Bisbee

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Patagonia

— 5 nights
Patagonia is a town in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds and Flying Leap Vineyards & Distillery. Get a sense of the local culture at Arizona Hops and Vines and Dos Cabezas WineWorks. Venture out of the city with trips to Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (in Amado), Tubac Golf Resort (in Tubac) and Elgin (Sonoita Vineyards, Rancho Rossa Vineyards, &more). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Patagonia Lake State Park, learn about winemaking at Lightning Ridge Cellars, and identify plant and animal life at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Patagonia trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Bisbee to Patagonia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Patagonia sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Patagonia

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tucson

— 40 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.
Shop till you drop at Madaras Gallery and Tubac Center of the Arts. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tumacacori National Historical Park and The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. Get out of town with these interesting Tucson side-trips: Tubac (Tubac Art and Gifts, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, &more), Colossal Cave Mountain Park (in Vail) and Oracle (Oracle State Park & Arizona Zipline Adventures). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at International Wildlife Museum, indulge your senses at Arizona Winery Tours, examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, and see the sky in a new way at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Patagonia to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Patagonia in September since evenings lows in Tucson dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Ajo.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Ajo

— 3 nights
Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Ajo Historical Museum. Get outdoors at Painted Rock Petroglyph Site and Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. Get out of town with these interesting Ajo side-trips: Dateland Travel Center & Date Gardens (in Dateland) and 9/11 Memorial Park (in Gila Bend). The adventure continues: stroll through Ajo Mountain Drive, go deep underground at New Cornelia Open Pit Mining Lookout, and pause for some serene contemplation at Federated Church.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ajo trip planner.

Drive from Tucson to Ajo in 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 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ajo

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips