9 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona & San Diego Itinerary

9 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona & San Diego Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): Head underground at Kartchner Caverns State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, have some family-friendly fun at Old Tombstone Western Theme Park, and then get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral.

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Memphis to Tombstone is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Tombstone is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Memphis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tombstone, with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Tombstone

Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

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San Diego

— 6 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Windansea Beach. Bring the kids along to La Jolla Shores Park and Del Mar City Beach. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, stroll through Mission Bay Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

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You can fly from Tombstone to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tombstone to San Diego. Traveling from Tombstone in July, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are slightly colder, around 77°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

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