8 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Tucson International Airport / Morris Air National Guard Base, Drive to Tombstone
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Tombstone
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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.
Kids will enjoy Double R Ranch and Forever Home Donkey Rescue. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold, explore the different monuments and memorials at Boothilll Graveyard, and take an unorthodox tour of Bird Cage Theatre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tombstone trip itinerary planner.

Joplin to Tombstone is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Joplin to Tombstone is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Joplin in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tombstone, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pima Air and Space Museum and Mission San Xavier del Bac. Take a break from Tucson with a short trip to Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory in Mount Lemmon, about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, meet the residents at Reid Park Zoo, explore and take pictures at Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, and take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tucson day trip planning tool.

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. Traveling from Tombstone in June, you will find days in Tucson are somewhat warmer (101°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip