8 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tucson and Southern Arizona attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base, Drive to Willcox
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Willcox
— 1 night
Drive
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Tombstone
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tucson
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Phoenix, Fly to Kansas City

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Willcox

— 1 night
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. On the 30th (Fri), stroll through Chiricahua National Monument and then learn about winemaking at Keeling Schaefer Vineyards. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Coronado Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Zarpara Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Pierce, and finally hike along Heart of Rocks.

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

Kansas City to Willcox is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Kansas City to Willcox, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in April, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Willcox

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, then make a trip to Allen Street, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Queen Mine Tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Tombstone Epitaph, then see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Tree Museum, and finally do a tasting at Silver Strike Winery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tombstone visit planner.

You can drive from Willcox to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Willcox in May: highs in Tombstone hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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.
Visit Mission San Xavier del Bac and Tumacacori National Historical Park for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and St. Augustine Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Arizona Winery Tours, examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, admire the striking features of Fox Theater, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

Make your Tucson itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tombstone in May: highs in Tucson hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip