60 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

60 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Ajo
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Ajo
— 7 nights
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Mount Lemmon
— 6 nights
Drive
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Clifton
— 7 nights
Drive
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Willcox
— 8 nights
Drive
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Bisbee
— 8 nights
Drive
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Nogales
— 7 nights
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Tucson
— 13 nights
Train to PHX Airport/44th St Stn, Fly to Capetown

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Ajo

Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Ajo is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's extreme beauty at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Quitobaquito Spring, explore and take pictures at Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive, and get engrossed in the history at Ajo Historical Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ajo online day trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Ajo is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Cape Town to Ajo due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in August; daily highs in Ajo reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Mount Lemmon.

Things to do in Ajo

Wildlife · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Mount Lemmon

Most visitors take a trip to Mount Lemmon to visit Summerhaven, a small town providing a summer residence for many.
Get out of town with these interesting Mount Lemmon side-trips: Oracle (C.O.D. Ranch, Biosphere 2, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Catalina Mountains, hit the slopes at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley, and look for gifts at Mt Lemmon General Store.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mount Lemmon holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ajo to Mount Lemmon takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ajo in August; daily highs in Mount Lemmon reach 41°C and lows reach 26°C. You will leave for Clifton on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Mount Lemmon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Clifton

Clifton is a town in and the county seat of Greenlee County, Arizona, United States, along the San Francisco River. Clifton is known for scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Coronado Trail - National Scenic Byway and admire all the interesting features of Coronado Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Clifton trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Mount Lemmon to Clifton in 4 hours. In August in Clifton, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 25°C at night. You'll set off for Willcox on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Clifton

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Willcox

Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Willcox: Benson (Double R Ranch, San Pedro Valley Arts & Historical Society, &more), Pearce (Keeling Schaefer Vineyards & Marcia's Garden Soap Shop) and Cave Creek Canyon (in Portal). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Chiricahua National Monument, see the interesting displays at Chiricahua Regional Museum, do a tasting at Bodega Pierce, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Willcox trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Clifton to Willcox in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Willcox are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bisbee.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Bisbee

Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. Venture out of the city with trips to Hereford (Coronado Peak Trail, Montezuma's Pass, &more), Sierra Vista (Brown's Canyon Trail, Miller Canyon, &more) and Kartchner Caverns State Park (in Benson). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Bird Cage Theatre, examine the collection at Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Old Bisbee Brewing Company, and steep yourself in history at Allen Street.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bisbee travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Willcox to Bisbee takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Willcox in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Bisbee, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nogales.

Things to do in Bisbee

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Nogales

Nogales is a city in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Change things up with these side-trips from Nogales: Elgin (Callaghan Vineyards, Rancho Rossa Vineyards, &more), Tubac (K Newby Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Lone Mountain Turquoise, &more) and Sonoita (Wilhelm Family Vineyards, Arizona Hops and Vines, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Tumacacori National Historical Park, examine the collection at Pimeria Alta Museum, explore the activities along Patagonia Lake State Park, and identify plant and animal life at Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nogales day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bisbee to Nogales takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Nogales are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Nogales

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Tucson

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.
Go for a jaunt from Tucson to Marana to see Wild Burro Trail about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, admire the striking features of Mission San Xavier del Bac, and explore and take pictures at Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucson online travel route planner.

You can drive from Nogales to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Nogales in September, Tucson is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips