21 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

21 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Tucson
— 10 nights
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Tombstone
— 5 nights
Drive
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Willcox
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ajo
— 1 night
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Tucson — 10 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.
Visiting Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway and Sabino Canyon will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Pima Air and Space Museum and Tumacacori National Historical Park. Explore Tucson's surroundings by going to Vail (Colossal Cave Mountain Park & Charron Vineyards) and Tubac (Tubac Art and Gifts, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum, &more). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Saguaro National Park. And it doesn't end there: awaken your taste buds at Arizona Winery Tours, take a peaceful walk through Tucson Mountain Park West, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and look for gifts at Madaras Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tucson. July in Tucson sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tombstone.
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Tombstone — 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park and Rune Wines. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tombstone: Sonoita (Arizona Hops and Vines, Wilhelm Family Vineyards, &more), Elgin (Sonoita Vineyards & Autumn Sage Vineyards) and Kartchner Caverns State Park (in Benson). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, steep yourself in history at The Tombstone Epitaph, go deep underground at Queen Mine Tour, and don't miss a visit to Allen Street.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tombstone trip planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tucson in July; daily highs in Tombstone reach 88°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Willcox.
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Willcox — 4 nights

Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Bodega Pierce and Fort Bowie National Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Chiricahua National Monument and Heart of Rocks. Take a break from Willcox with a short trip to Keeling Schaefer Vineyards in Pearce, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Zarpara Vineyard and see the interesting displays at Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum.

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Traveling by car from Tombstone to Willcox takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tombstone in July, expect Willcox to be a bit warmer, temps between 98°F and 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ajo.
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Ajo — 1 night

Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the fascinating landscape at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, take an in-depth tour of Ajo Historical Museum, and then cruise along Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ajo journey planning website.

You can drive from Willcox to Ajo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Willcox in July, you will find days in Ajo are little chillier (82°F), and nights are a bit warmer (82°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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