19 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona & Portland Itinerary

19 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona & Portland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Wickenburg
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Wickenburg
— 3 nights
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Scottsdale
— 7 nights
Fly
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Portland
— 8 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. Wickenburg is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Effus Ranch, stroll through Hassayampa River Preserve, explore by horseback at Arizona Horse Company, and walk around Wickenburg Dog Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wickenburg trip planner.

Portland to Wickenburg is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Wickenburg due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Portland in March: highs in Wickenburg hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Wickenburg

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Scottsdale

— 7 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Get out of town with these interesting Scottsdale side-trips: Phoenix (Horseback Riding Tours, Balloon Rides, &more), KOLI Equestrian Center (in Chandler) and Lucidi Distilling Co. (in Peoria). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Hole in the Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Scottsdale visit planning tool.

Drive from Wickenburg to Scottsdale in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Scottsdale can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Portland.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Portland

— 8 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Astoria Column (in Astoria), Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, &more) and Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (in Hood River). There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls, meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portland tour itinerary website.

Fly from Scottsdale to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Scottsdale to Portland is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Scottsdale in March, you will find days in Portland are colder (57°F), and nights are slightly colder (41°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses