3 days in Glendale & Springfield Itinerary

3 days in Glendale & Springfield Itinerary

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3 days in Glendale & Springfield Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Drive:  15​min
1
Glendale
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Springfield
— 1 day
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Glendale

Glendale ©
Glendale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located about nine miles (14 km) northwest from Downtown Phoenix. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at Cosanti Originals, then look for gifts at Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop, then look for gifts at Chandler Fashion Center, and finally explore and take pictures at University of Phoenix Stadium. On the next day, stop by San Tan Village and then stop by Merchant Square.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Glendale online visit planner .

Phoenix to Glendale is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Glendale can reach 103°F, while at night they dip to 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Glendale

Shopping

Side Trips

Chandler, San Tan Village
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University of Phoenix Stadium ©
University of Phoenix Stadium
Merchant Square ©
Merchant Square

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day
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Memorial Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Springfield trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Glendale to Springfield in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Glendale in August, expect Springfield to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©

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