15 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Tucson and Southern Arizona Itinerary

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Mount Lemmon
— 1 night
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Willcox
— 3 nights
3
Tombstone
— 3 nights
4
Tucson
— 7 nights

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Mount Lemmon

Mount Lemmon ©
Most visitors take a trip to Mount Lemmon to visit Summerhaven, a small town providing a summer residence for many.
To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mount Lemmon online trip builder.

Louisville to Mount Lemmon is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Louisville to Mount Lemmon. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Louisville in October: high temperatures in Mount Lemmon hover around 87°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Willcox.

Things to do in Mount Lemmon

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Oracle
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Arizona Zipline Adventures ©
Arizona Zipline Adventures
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory ©
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory
Biosphere 2 ©
Biosphere 2

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Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Willcox is known for nature, wineries, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Chiricahua National Monument, learn about winemaking at Zarpara Vineyard, hike along Cochise Stronghold, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Heart of Rocks.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Willcox trip planner.

You can drive from Mount Lemmon to Willcox in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mount Lemmon in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Willcox. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks · Wineries · Trails

Side Trips

Amerind Museum, Cochise Stronghold
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Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Apple Annie's You-Pick Orchard ©
Apple Annie's You-Pick Orchard
Amerind Museum ©
Amerind Museum

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tombstone: Double R Ranch (in Benson) and Belleza Fine Art Gallery (in Bisbee). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Tombstone Walking Tours, take an in-depth tour of O.K. Corral, examine the collection at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, and stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tombstone road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Willcox to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tombstone can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Bisbee, Double R Ranch
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Double R Ranch ©
Double R Ranch
Tombstone Walking Tours ©
Tombstone Walking Tours
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral

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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, get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, hike along Douglas Spring Trail, and take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Tombstone to Tucson takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tombstone in October, you will find days in Tucson are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sahuarita
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Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway ©
Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

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