22 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

22 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Phoenix & Central Arizona trip itinerary planner

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Wickenburg
— 2 nights
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Florence
— 2 nights
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Scottsdale
— 17 nights
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Wickenburg

— 2 nights
Wickenburg is a town primarily located in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with a portion in neighboring Yavapai County. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Jail Tree and Vulture Mine. Step out of the city life by going to Off-Road Tours and Effus Ranch. There's much more to do: trek along Vulture Peak Trail, play a few rounds at Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, walk around Wickenburg Dog Park, and view the masterpieces at Gramma Lizards.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wickenburg online trip maker.

Los Angeles to Wickenburg is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Wickenburg: highs are around 97°F and lows about 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Wickenburg

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Florence

— 2 nights
Florence is a town, 61mi southeast of Phoenix, in Pinal County of Arizona, United States. On the 6th (Tue), play a few rounds at Poston Butte Golf Club, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, then immerse yourself in nature at McFarland State Historic Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course, explore the stunning scenery at Peralta Canyon, and then trek along Wave Cave Trail.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Wickenburg to Florence in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Florence

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Scottsdale

— 17 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Appreciate the collections at Musical Instrument Museum and Heard Museum. Get in touch with nature at Off-Road Tours and Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Scottsdale: Phoenix (Horseback Riding Tours, National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, &more), Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve (in Glendale) and Apache Junction (Superstition Mountain Museum, Goldfield Ghost Town, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, trek along Tom's Thumb Trailhead, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Scottsdale trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Scottsdale takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Florence in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 78°F in Scottsdale. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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