7 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

7 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Phoenix, Shuttle to Tucson
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Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tombstone
— 3 nights
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Tucson — 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Tumacacori National Historical Park and Mission San Xavier del Bac are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Colossal Cave Mountain Park and The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Horse Soldier, get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, and view the masterpieces at Madaras Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tucson route planner.

Kansas City to Tucson is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April in Tucson, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tombstone.
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Tombstone — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Tombstone Epitaph and Rose Tree Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sonoita Vineyards and Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Pedro House, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Old Bisbee Brewing Company, and take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tombstone trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Tucson in April, expect nights in Tombstone to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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