8 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

8 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Tombstone
— 2 nights
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Willcox
— 1 night
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Tucson
— 4 nights
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Tombstone — 2 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve and Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tombstone: Benson (Kartchner Caverns State Park & Forever Home Donkey Rescue). There's still lots to do: stroll through San Pedro House, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Queen Mine Tour, and stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tombstone trip builder website.

Atlanta to Tombstone is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Atlanta in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tombstone: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Willcox.
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Willcox — 1 night

Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): trek along Cochise Stronghold and then appreciate the history behind Chiricahua National Monument.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Willcox travel planning site.

You can drive from Tombstone to Willcox in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Willcox can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tucson.
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Tucson — 4 nights

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.
Visiting Sabino Canyon and Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Mission San Xavier del Bac and Presidio San Agustin del Tucson are in your itinerary. When in Tucson, make a side trip to see Tumacacori National Historical Park in Tumacacori, approximately Tumacacori away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, view the masterpieces at Madaras Gallery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Willcox to Tucson in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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