3 days in Arizona Itinerary

3 days in Arizona Itinerary

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3 days in Arizona Itinerary

Start: Tucson
1
Tucson
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Tucson

1
day
Tucson

Tucson ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and then get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip itinerary app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Tucson. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Asarco Mineral Discovery Center
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Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Asarco Mineral Discovery Center ©
Asarco Mineral Discovery Center

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo and then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Scottsdale trip builder website .

Getting from Tucson to Scottsdale by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tucson in May since evenings lows in Scottsdale dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Phoenix
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo

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