8 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Tucson
— 2 nights
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Tombstone
— 3 nights
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Willcox
— 2 nights

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Tucson

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.
Tucson is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, look for gifts at Cactus Quilt Shop, and take a peaceful walk through Tucson Mountain Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson online trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Tucson is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in September: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 92°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon

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Tombstone

Tombstone ©

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Double R Ranch in Benson (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Tombstone Walking Tours, delve into the mystery of Bird Cage Theatre, go on a hair-raising tour with Old Bisbee Ghost Tours, and examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tombstone trip maker site.

Drive from Tucson to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tucson in September; daily highs in Tombstone reach 84°F and lows reach 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Willcox.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Double R Ranch ©
Double R Ranch
Tombstone Walking Tours ©
Tombstone Walking Tours
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral

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Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Chiricahua National Monument, learn about winemaking at Zarpara Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Pierce, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cochise Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Heart of Rocks and then do a tasting at Coronado Vineyards.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Willcox route maker site.

Traveling by car from Tombstone to Willcox takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tombstone in September, you will find days in Willcox are somewhat warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Willcox

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Pierce ©
Bodega Pierce
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Zarpara Vineyard ©
Zarpara Vineyard

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