7 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

7 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tucson and Southern Arizona trip maker

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

7 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Willcox
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Ajo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. On the 21st (Sat), trek along Cochise Stronghold and then do a tasting at Flying Leap Vineyards.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Willcox trip planner .

Los Angeles to Willcox is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Willcox. In December, Willcox is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 60°F and lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tombstone.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cochise Stronghold, Dwayne's Fresh Jerky, Forever Home Donkey Rescue, Texas Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Willcox Playa Wildlife Area ©
Willcox Playa Wildlife Area
Flying Leap Vineyards ©
Flying Leap Vineyards
Dwayne's Fresh Jerky ©
Dwayne's Fresh Jerky

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 23rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Historic Gleeson Jail, examine the collection at Gunfighter Hall of Fame, see the interesting displays at Rose Tree Museum and Books, then get engrossed in the history at Tombstone's Historama, then contemplate the long history of The Tombstone Epitaph, and finally look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tombstone attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Willcox to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. December in Tombstone sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Rose Tree Museum and Books ©
Rose Tree Museum and Books
The Tombstone Epitaph ©
The Tombstone Epitaph
Gunfighter Hall of Fame ©
Gunfighter Hall of Fame

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, then explore the striking landscape of Saguaro National Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Tucson Mountain Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Tombstone to Tucson takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ajo.

Things to do in Tucson

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Saguaro National Park ©
Saguaro National Park
Tucson Mountain Park ©
Tucson Mountain Park

3
nights
Ajo

Ajo ©
Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, take some stellar pictures from New Cornelia Open Pit Mining Lookout, then get engrossed in the history at Ajo Historical Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Federated Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Quitobaquito Spring and then appreciate the history behind Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ajo trip maker tool .

Drive from Tucson to Ajo in 2.5 hours. In December in Ajo, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 43°F at night. You will leave for home on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Ajo

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument ©
Quitobaquito Spring ©
Quitobaquito Spring
Ajo Historical Museum ©
Ajo Historical Museum

Similar Plans

9 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Lake Havasu City, Tucson and Southern Arizona & Phoenix BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA June, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona & Phoenix BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, relaxing, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans