22 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

22 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
— 3 nights
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Scottsdale
— 17 nights
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Florence

— 3 nights
Florence is a town, 61mi southeast of Phoenix, in Pinal County of Arizona, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Gold Canyon (Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course & Peralta Canyon) and Queen Creek Olive Mill (in Queen Creek). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, admire the majestic nature at McFarland State Historic Park, explore the ancient world of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, and look for gifts at Happy Adobe.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Florence is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Florence. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Florence to be much hotter, temps between 45°C and 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Florence

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Scottsdale

— 17 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: Westgate Entertainment District (in Glendale), Peoria (Lucidi Distilling Co., Honey Hive Farms, &more) and Phoenix (Off-Road Tours, Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale, cool off at Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center, and admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Scottsdale online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Scottsdale takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses