6 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

6 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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6 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Tubac
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Tubac

Tubac ©
Tubac is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Tumacacori National Historical Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tubac trip planner .

New York City to Tubac is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Tubac due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Tubac, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Tubac

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tumacacori National Historical Park
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Tumacacori National Historical Park ©

2
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Xavier del Bac, then get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson tour planner.

You can drive from Tubac to Tucson in an hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tubac in January since evenings lows in Tucson dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air & Space Museum ©
Pima Air & Space Museum
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

1
night
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
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.
On the 25th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Bird Cage Theatre, take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, then see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then get engrossed in the history at Tombstone's Historama, and finally learn about winemaking at Silver Strike Winery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tombstone trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in January: high temperatures in Tombstone hover around 60°F and lows are around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums Wineries
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O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Bird Cage Theatre ©
Bird Cage Theatre

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