9 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Ajo
— 1 night
2
Tucson
— 2 nights
3
Tubac
— Few hours
4
Elgin
— 2 nights
5
Bisbee
— 2 nights
6
Willcox
— 1 night

1
night
Ajo

Ajo ©
Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Federated Church, then explore the fascinating landscape at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and then take a memorable drive along Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, then take an in-depth tour of Ajo Historical Museum, and then get great views at New Cornelia Open Pit Mining Lookout.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ajo online travel planner.

Phoenix to Ajo is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In September in Ajo, expect temperatures between 98°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Ajo

Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument ©
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Ajo Historical Museum ©
Ajo Historical Museum
Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive ©
Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive

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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 Old Tucson as well as Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): deepen your knowledge of military history at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tucson planner.

You can drive from Ajo to Tucson in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ajo in September, with highs in Tucson at 92°F and lows at 69°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Tubac.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Theme Parks · Nightlife

Side Trip

Titan Missile Museum
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Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum

few
hours
Tubac

Tubac ©
Tubac is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. On the 16th (Wed), stroll through Tumacacori National Historical Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tubac visit planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tubac takes an hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tucson in September, with highs in Tubac at 87°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Elgin.

Things to do in Tubac

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tumacacori National Historical Park
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Tumacacori National Historical Park ©
Tumacacori National Historical Park

2
nights
Elgin

Elgin ©
Elgin is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States. To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Elgin road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tubac to Elgin takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Elgin are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bisbee.

Things to do in Elgin

Wineries

Side Trip

Sonoita
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Arizona Hops and Vines ©
Arizona Hops and Vines
Sonoita Vineyards ©
Sonoita Vineyards
Kief-Joshua Vineyards ©
Kief-Joshua Vineyards

2
nights
Bisbee

Bisbee ©
Bisbee is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, southeast of Tucson. Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum and then get thoroughly spooked out with Old Bisbee Ghost Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): go deep underground at Lavender Pit, then get engrossed in the history at The Muheim Heritage House Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Old Bisbee Brewing Company, and finally go deep underground at Queen Mine Tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bisbee road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Elgin to Bisbee takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for Willcox.

Things to do in Bisbee

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
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The Muheim Heritage House Museum ©
The Muheim Heritage House Museum
Old Bisbee Ghost Tours ©
Old Bisbee Ghost Tours
Queen Mine Tour ©
Queen Mine Tour

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Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Thing, then pause for some photo ops at Chiricahua National Monument, and then stroll through Fort Bowie National Historic Site. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Apple Annie's You-Pick Orchard and then learn about winemaking at Coronado Vineyards.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Willcox trip planning website.

Drive from Bisbee to Willcox in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bisbee in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Willcox, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Thing
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Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Coronado Vineyards ©
Coronado Vineyards
Fort Bowie National Historic Site ©
Fort Bowie National Historic Site

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