7 days in Central Arizona Itinerary

7 days in Central Arizona Itinerary

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7 days in Central Arizona Itinerary

Fly:  11​h 45​min
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Fly:  12​h 30​min


Mesa ©
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the State of Arizona and is a suburb located about 20mi east of Phoenix. Take a break from the city and head to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Lost Dutchman State Park. Get some cultural insight at Musical Instrument Museum and Gilbert Arizona Temple - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mesa: Piestewa Peak (in Phoenix), Saint Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery (in Florence) and Horseback Riding Tours (in Cave Creek). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden and take in the awesome beauty at Hole in the Rock.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mesa holiday planner.

Saskatoon, Canada to Mesa is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Saskatoon in March; daily highs in Mesa reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Wickenburg.

Things to do in Mesa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Saint Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, Lost Dutchman State Park, Horseback Riding Tours
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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum


Wickenburg is a town primarily located in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with a portion in neighboring Yavapai County. On the 3rd (Tue), push the limits with an extreme tour and then take an in-depth tour of Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Wickenburg travel planner.

Traveling by car from Mesa to Wickenburg takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Wickenburg can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 4th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Wickenburg

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