5 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

5 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Start: Tucson
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Tucson
— 3 nights
End: Tucson

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, and then don't miss a visit to Bird Cage Theatre. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Kartchner Caverns State Park and then stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tombstone online holiday planner.

Tucson to Tombstone is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in March: highs in Tombstone hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kartchner Caverns State Park
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Kartchner Caverns State Park ©
Kartchner Caverns State Park
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Boothilll Graveyard ©
Boothilll Graveyard

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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.
Tucson is known for museums, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, view the masterpieces at Etherton Gallery, take a memorable drive along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, and admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theater.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tucson route builder.

Drive from Tombstone to Tucson in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Tucson, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

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