14 days in Phoenix and Central Arizona Itinerary

14 days in Phoenix and Central Arizona Itinerary

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14 days in Phoenix and Central Arizona Itinerary

Start: Rimini
Fly:  26​h
1
Scottsdale
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Florence
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Rimini

5
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Scottsdale: Phoenix (Balloon Rides & Horseback Riding Tours). On the 29th (Sat), do a day of sightseeing from above with a helicopter tour. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin West, meet the residents at Phoenix Zoo, and take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Scottsdale trip planner.

Rimini, Italy to Scottsdale is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Rimini to Scottsdale. Traveling from Rimini in December, expect Scottsdale to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Phoenix, Barry Goldwater Park
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Taliesin West ©
Taliesin West
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

6
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a town, 61mi southeast of Phoenix, in Pinal County of Arizona, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior), Queen Creek (San Tan Mountain Regional Park, Queen Creek Olive Mill, & more) and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, play a few rounds at Poston Butte Golf Club, and take an in-depth tour of Pinal County Historical Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary maker .

Drive from Scottsdale to Florence in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Scottsdale in December, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Florence

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Queen Creek, Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
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Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch ©
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©

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