11 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

11 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Florence
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Florence
— 1 night
Drive
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Scottsdale
— 9 nights
Fly

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Florence

— 1 night
Florence is a town, 61mi southeast of Phoenix, in Pinal County of Arizona, United States. On the 21st (Mon), delve into the distant past at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Tan Mountain Regional Park and then relax in the rural setting at Queen Creek Olive Mill.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence vacation maker website.

Boston to Florence is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Florence due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Boston in December, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Florence: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Florence

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scottsdale

— 9 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Scottsdale: Trailhead Ranch (in Cave Creek), Phoenix (Off-Road Tours & Ben Avery Shooting Facility) and Lucidi Distilling Co. (in Peoria). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and find something for the whole family at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.

Before you visit Scottsdale, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Florence to Scottsdale in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses