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Best time to visit Tombstone, AZ, USA

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The best time to visit Tombstone is March-April

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Tombstone such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, March-April is the best time of year to go.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 31℃ (88℉). The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 17℃ (63℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Tombstone in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. October sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in January instead.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Tombstone, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

Tombstone seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Tombstone as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Tombstone is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Tombstone

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Tombstone for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Tombstone climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Tombstone for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Tombstone in January

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tombstone in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Tombstone in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 22 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tombstone in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Tombstone in March

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tombstone in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Tombstone in April

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 127mm (5") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tombstone in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Tombstone in May

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 174mm (7") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tombstone in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Tombstone in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 95mm (4") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tombstone in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Tombstone in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 115mm (5") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tombstone in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Tombstone in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 146mm (6") over 25 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tombstone in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Tombstone in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 190mm (7") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tombstone in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Tombstone in October

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 228mm (9") over 29 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tombstone in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Tombstone in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 129mm (5") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tombstone in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Tombstone in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tombstone in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Tombstone is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (86℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Tombstone is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Tombstone is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Tombstone, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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