25 days in Arizona Itinerary

25 days in Arizona Itinerary

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Mesa
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Scottsdale
— 5 nights
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Queen Creek
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Tucson
— 12 nights
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Phoenix
— 7 nights
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Mesa
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Bismarck

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Mesa

Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mesa trip itinerary planning app.

Bismarck to Mesa is an approximately 23-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Bismarck in July, expect nights in Mesa to be warmer, around 83°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 103°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Scottsdale.
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Scottsdale — 5 nights

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Plan my trip to Scottsdale with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Scottsdale is very close to Mesa. In July, daily temperatures in Scottsdale can reach 106°F, while at night they dip to 85°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Queen Creek.
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Queen Creek

Queen Creek is a town in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the state of Arizona. For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Queen Creek trip planner.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Queen Creek in an hour. Traveling from Scottsdale in July, Queen Creek is a bit cooler at night with lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.
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Tucson — 12 nights

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
You've added Sabino Canyon, Pistoleros Wild West Show, Catalina State Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like A Mountain (Sentinel Peak) and Mission San Xavier del Bac. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colossal Cave Mountain Park and La Encantada. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Trail Dust Town, walk around Rillito River Park, pick up some local products at Mercado San Agustin, and get great views at Gates Pass.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tucson online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Queen Creek to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Queen Creek in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 97°F by day to 75°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 7 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Your day by day itinerary now includes Arizona Falls, Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden. Escape the urban bustle at Lost Dutchman State Park and Apache Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Main Street Arts District and Apache Trail Scenic Drive. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: Tortilla Flat (Canyon Lake & Tortilla Flat, Az.). It doesn't end there: trek along Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area and walk around Chaparral Dog Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Tucson in August, with highs in Phoenix at 105°F and lows at 83°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Mesa.
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Mesa

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mesa online tour itinerary builder.

Mesa is very close to Phoenix. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.
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Arizona travel guide

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The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
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