9 days in Phoenix & Tucson Itinerary

9 days in Phoenix & Tucson Itinerary

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9 days in Phoenix & Tucson Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  7​h
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hole in the Rock, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Phoenix Zoo. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Phoenix Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Desert Botanical Garden, and then take in the awesome beauty at Hole in the Rock.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Phoenix travel itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Phoenix is an approximately 3-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix. In November in Phoenix, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
Hole in the Rock ©
Hole in the Rock
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo

3
nights
Tucson

Tucson
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum as well as Tubac Center of the Arts. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tucson vacation trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Phoenix to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tucson when traveling from Phoenix in November, with lows around 49°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you're off toPhoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tubac Center of the Arts
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tubac Center of the Arts ©
Tubac Center of the Arts

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pueblo Grande Museum & Archaeological Park, Old Town Scottsdale and Children’s Museum of Phoenix. See some other sides of Phoenix: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix tour planner.

Getting from Tucson to Phoenix by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Children’s Museum of Phoenix ©
Children’s Museum of Phoenix
Pueblo Grande Museum ©
Pueblo Grande Museum

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