14 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona & Colorado Springs Itinerary

14 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Tucson
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Ajo
— 1 night
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Willcox
— 3 nights
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Tombstone
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Tucson — 3 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.
Head to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Etherton Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get outdoors at Sabino Canyon and Sky Island Falconry Experience. And it doesn't end there: take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, delve into the lush surroundings at Tucson Mountain Park West, identify plant and animal life at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson visit planner.

New York City to Tucson is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ajo.
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Ajo — 1 night

Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Quitobaquito Spring, admire nature's extreme beauty at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, then get great views at New Cornelia Open Pit Mining Lookout, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Federated Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ajo trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Tucson to Ajo in 2.5 hours. November in Ajo sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Willcox.
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Willcox — 3 nights

Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Get outdoors at Chiricahua National Monument and Heart of Rocks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Willcox: Cave Creek Canyon (in Portal), Forever Home Donkey Rescue (in Benson) and Safford (Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area & Black Hills Rockhound Area). There's lots more to do: trek along Cochise Stronghold, look for gifts at Dwayne's Fresh Jerky, explore the activities along Cochise Lake, and do a tasting at Flying Leap Vineyards.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Willcox day trip planning app.

Getting from Ajo to Willcox by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ajo in November since evenings lows in Willcox dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tombstone.
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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.
On the 9th (Wed), Head underground at Kartchner Caverns State Park and then stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, then explore the stunning scenery at The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve.

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Getting from Willcox to Tombstone by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in November, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 4 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Take a break from the city and head to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Dinosaur Ridge. Your inner history buff will appreciate The International Church of Cannabis and Molly Brown House Museum. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Denver (Denver Art Museum & 16th Street Mall). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, walk around Garden of the Gods, identify plant and animal life at Bear Creek Nature Center, and take a memorable tour with Colorado Wolf Adventures.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Getting from Tombstone to Colorado Springs by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In November, Colorado Springs is little chillier than Tombstone - with highs of 55°F and lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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