15 days in Albany, Scottsdale & Flagstaff Itinerary

15 days in Albany, Scottsdale & Flagstaff Itinerary

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15 days in Albany, Scottsdale & Flagstaff Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Albany
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Scottsdale
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Flagstaff
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Portland

5
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the county seat of Linn County, and the 11th largest city in the State of Oregon. Venture out of the city with trips to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Yachats (Yachats coastline, Cape Perpetua Visitor Center - Siuslaw National Forest, & more) and Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Historic Carousel and Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Historic District, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oregon Coast Aquarium, and take a memorable drive along McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass loop.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Albany trip planning tool .

Portland to Albany is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect little chillier evenings in Albany when traveling from Portland in August, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Yachats, Newport, Benton County Historical Society and Museum, Crawfordsville Bridge, Bravuro Cellars
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4
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Scottsdale is known for golf, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: push the limits with an extreme tour, view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, meet the residents at Butterfly Wonderland, and examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Albany to Scottsdale. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Albany in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Scottsdale: temperatures range from 105°F by day to 83°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Musical Instrument Museum
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River Rafting & Tubing
Taliesin West ©
Taliesin West
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

5
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Explore Flagstaff's surroundings by going to Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Walnut Canyon National Monument, take a stroll through Historic Downtown and Railroad District, look and learn at Lowell Observatory, and get impressive views of Wupatki National Monument.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff trip builder website .

Drive from Scottsdale to Flagstaff in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in August, things will get colder in Flagstaff: highs are around 77°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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