Big Bend to Chiricahua National Monument

Arizona and New Mexico

Arizona and New Mexico by Motorhome

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Experience a whistle-stop tour of New Mexico and southern Arizona. Covering a minimum of 7 nights, we know you will want to stay longer in several of these locations.

Remember that the earlier you book, the cheaper rental will be and the higher likelihood of securing the vehicle you would like.  

Day 1
(of motorhome rental after previous one night hotel stay upon arrival) 

Pick up your motorhome from Phoenix and zip straight down Interstate 10 to Tucson where you can expect more than 300 days of sunshine every year! Mild spring, fall, and winter temperatures are legendary. While summer does heat up, Tucson’s combination of low humidity and medium altitude makes higher temperatures feel more comfortable. Whispering Palms RV is the place to stay; small and close to downtown.

✪ 100 miles to Tucson

★ Visit the iconic Mission San Xavier del Bac and don’t miss Old Tucson or the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Day 2

You will certainly want to spend some time in Tucson so we haven’t given you much further to drive today. But there is a reason why we are staying at Benson: it is so close to Tombstone and the OK Corral. You will want to visit either today or tomorrow. So less than an hour’s drive to Butterfield RV Resort in the San Pedro Valley surrounded by four distinct and separate mountain ranges.

✪ 50 miles Benson

★Visit Tombstone and see where Wyatt Earp and the other ‘good guys’ won the Gunfight at the OK Corral

Day 3

A longer drive today, but as on Interstate 10 still a little over three hours. So time for Tombstone first if you didn’t get there yesterday.

En Route you may want to stop at historic Bowie (1880 is historic in the USA!) just before you cross the state line into New Mexico. Look out for the high peaks of Mt Graham (10,717ft), Doscabezas Range (8,363 ft) and the Chiricahua Mountains (9,796 ft) You are headed for Las Cruces and Hacienda RV Resort, within walking distance of historic Old Mesilla (Billy the Kid’s hangout), and all the special shops and fine restaurants it provides – maybe night to eat out!

✪ 230 Miles to Las Cruces

★ Visit the Steins-Railroad Ghost Town and Billy the Kid’s Shakespeare

Day 4

This morning you are only minutes to downtown Las Cruces, the second largest city in New Mexico, offering theatres, museums, wonderful dining, and gracious Southwest hospitality. Do check the website for great local information and visit before you start your four hour drive.

The major city of New Mexico is your destination today and on the way we’re sure you will want to stop at ‘Truth or Consequence’ to find out why its name was changed from ‘Hot Springs’. Be sure to visit the historic bath house district. Then head on to American RV Park, the highest rated in the State.

If travelling during the week of October 2-9, book WELL in advance as it’s the hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque.

✪ 235 miles to Albuquerque

★ Visit Socorro for the Old San Miguel Mission dominated by the massive South Baldy mountain

Day 5

A longish drive today but as it is all on Interstate 40 it should take less than five hours. You will want to break your journey at the Petrified Forest National Park between Chambers and Holbrook and then continue through Cocino National Forest to Flagstaff and the J & H RV Park.

✪ 310 miles to Flagstaff

★ Visit Sandia Peak and the world’s longest aerial tramway

Day 6

We have been to and love the Mather Campground at the Grand Canyon National Park South Rim. It has no water or electric hookups but it does have coin operated hot showers and toilets. Nothing like waking up in the natural silence of a natural campground.

✪ 95 miles to Grand Canyon National Park

★ Visit The Grand Canyon! Along it, down in it or hovering over it

Day 7

You may enjoy visiting the home of the Grand Canyon Railroad in Williams before heading south. You will definitely want to stop in Sedona on your way to the interestingly named Dead Horse

National Park in Cottonwood – and there is a story behind the name. There are over 100 large RV sites available on a first come, first-served basis and they advise calling a couple of days ahead to secure a site. If you unlucky, there are ten or more campgrounds in the Sedona area which can be pre-booked.

✪ 155 miles to Dead Horse Ranch National Park

★ Visit Oak Creek Canyon before you reach Cottonwood

Day 8

125 miles to return your motorhome in Phoenix.

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
  • Accommodation – 7 nights motorhome rental
  • Exclusive travel documentation portfolio including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with all applicable tickets and vouchers.

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

“We had an amazing holiday – it far exceeded our expectations. I would like to say thank you for organising our trip everything went like clockwork, from flights to hotel to motor home hire.

The national parks we visited in southern Utah and Arizona were amazing, so well done for making our holiday a trip of a lifetime, hope to use you again.”

The Rawson Party (Utah)

“I just wanted to say thank you following our recent holiday. We had a superb time and have lots of happy memories of a wonderful 2 weeks. Thank you also for your flexibility and ensuring it went ahead smoothly.

Yellowstone and Jackson Hole are definitely a places we would like to spend more time in so we may be in touch again soon!”

The Halpin Party (Yellowstone)

By way of observation, we thought the itinerary was excellent, covering a lot of ground and different aspects of the area’s geology but in a relatively unhurried way, leaving plenty of time to relax over a meal or by the pool. We also found the printed (and PDF) Travel Information booklet very useful.

The Hill Party (Ultimate Utah)

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