8 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tucson and Southern Arizona holiday planner

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Fly to Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base, Drive to Tombstone
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Tombstone
— 2 nights
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Tucson
— 5 nights
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Tombstone

— 2 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tombstone: Benson (Forever Home Donkey Rescue & Double R Ranch). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold, stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard, and take an unorthodox tour of Bird Cage Theatre.

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Joplin to Tombstone is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Joplin in October, you will find days in Tombstone are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tucson

— 5 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.
Take a break from Tucson with a short trip to Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory in Mount Lemmon, about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reid Park Zoo, explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, and learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

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Getting from Tombstone to Tucson by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Tombstone in October, expect nights in Tucson to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip