6 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

6 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tucson and Southern Arizona vacation planner

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Tombstone
— 1 night
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Tucson
— 4 nights
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Tombstone

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, then look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold, and then shop like a local with Belleza Fine Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Tombstone's Historama, see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Bird Cage Theatre.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tombstone holiday site.

New York City to Tombstone is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tombstone, with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Tucson

— 4 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.
Tucson is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, explore the stunning scenery at Madera Canyon, take in the exciting artwork at Madaras Gallery, and take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tucson trip maker app.

You can drive from Tombstone to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Tombstone in July, things will get a bit warmer in Tucson: highs are around 97°F and lows about 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature