10 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

10 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
1
Willcox
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Tombstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Tucson
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Mount Lemmon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
End: Chicago

1
night
Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Heart of Rocks. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chiricahua National Monument, learn about winemaking at Zarpara Vineyard, then do a tasting at Bodega Pierce, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Cochise Lake.

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Chicago to Willcox is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Willcox due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, expect nights in Willcox to be a bit warmer, around 44°F, while days are warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Wineries Trails
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Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Bodega Pierce ©
Bodega Pierce
Zarpara Vineyard ©
Zarpara Vineyard

2
nights
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): do a tasting at Rancho Rossa Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Lightning Ridge Cellars, and then identify plant and animal life at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Boothilll Graveyard, look for all kinds of wild species at San Pedro House, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tombstone day trip planning website.

You can drive from Willcox to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in March, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Wildlife Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Elgin, Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve, San Pedro House
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San Pedro House ©
San Pedro House
Boothilll Graveyard ©
Boothilll Graveyard
The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve ©

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sabino Canyon and Gallery Golf Club. Family-friendly places like Old Tucson and Asarco Mineral Discovery Center will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, admire the striking features of Fox Theater, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reid Park Zoo, and get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tombstone to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mount Lemmon.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Marana, Asarco Mineral Discovery Center
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Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2
nights
Mount Lemmon

Mount Lemmon ©
Most visitors take a trip to Mount Lemmon to visit Summerhaven, a small town providing a summer residence for many.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Mount Lemmon Ski Valley and then see the sky in a new way at Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Oracle State Park and then engage your brain at Biosphere 2.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mount Lemmon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Mount Lemmon takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mount Lemmon can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mount Lemmon

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Oracle
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Biosphere 2 ©
Biosphere 2
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory ©
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory
Oracle State Park ©
Oracle State Park

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