3 days in Scottsdale & Prescott Itinerary

3 days in Scottsdale & Prescott Itinerary

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3 days in Scottsdale & Prescott Itinerary

Start: Prescott
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Scottsdale
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Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Prescott
— 1 night
End: Prescott

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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 31st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale online trip itinerary builder .

Phoenix to Scottsdale is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Phoenix
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
On the 2nd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Sharlot Hall Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Ian Russell Gallery of Fine Art, take in the exciting artwork at Newman Gallery, then get a sense of history and politics at Yavapai County Courthouse Square, then steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Prescott journey maker .

You can drive from Scottsdale to Prescott in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Scottsdale in April, you will find days in Prescott are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are much colder (40°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Prescott

Nature Museums Parks
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Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Newman Gallery ©
Newman Gallery

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