12 days in Central Arizona Itinerary

12 days in Central Arizona Itinerary

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12 days in Central Arizona Itinerary

Miami
tram + Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Tempe
— 11 nights
taxi + Fly + tram:  6​h 30​min
Miami

11
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Tempe

Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. Change things up with these side-trips from Tempe: Scottsdale (Taliesin West & Pinnacle Peak Park), Cerreta Candy Company (in Glendale) and Phoenix (Balloon Rides, South Mountain Park, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Goldfield (Ghost Town), and take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tempe travel planner.

Miami to Tempe is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of tram, flight, and taxi. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Miami in December, you will find days in Tempe are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are colder (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tempe

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop, Goldfield (Ghost Town)
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden
Musical Instrument Museum
Taliesin West