15 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

15 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Wickenburg
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Wickenburg
— 3 nights
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Scottsdale
— 11 nights
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Wickenburg

— 3 nights
Wickenburg is a town primarily located in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with a portion in neighboring Yavapai County. Change things up with these side-trips from Wickenburg: Surprise (Truman Ranch II & Justice Brothers U-Pick). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Desert Caballeros Western Museum, get a taste of life in the country at Kay El Bar Guest Ranch, see Off-Road Tours, and get outside with Effus Ranch.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Wickenburg online trip builder.

Newark to Wickenburg is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Wickenburg. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in October; daily highs in Wickenburg reach 89°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Wickenburg

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Scottsdale

— 11 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Phoenix (Balloon Rides & Off-Road Tours), Fountain Park (in Fountain Hills) and Phallic Rock (in Carefree). Dedicate the 26th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, get in on the family fun at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, get engrossed in the history at Heard Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Wickenburg to Scottsdale in 1.5 hours. In October in Scottsdale, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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