33 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

33 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Scottsdale
— 20 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 6 nights
Drive
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Wickenburg
— 6 nights
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Kansas City

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Scottsdale — 20 nights

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Peoria (Freak'N Brewing Company, Honey Hive Farms, &more), Phoenix (Pioneer Telephone Museum, Off-Road Tours, &more) and Usery Mountain Regional Park (in Mesa). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin West, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Scottsdale trip itinerary builder website.

Kansas City to Scottsdale is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Scottsdale due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Scottsdale can reach 106°F, while at night they dip to 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.
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Florence — 6 nights

Florence is a town, 61mi southeast of Phoenix, in Pinal County of Arizona, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Queen Creek (Queen Creek Olive Mill, San Tan Mountain Regional Park, &more), Encanterra Country Club (in San Tan Valley) and Gold Canyon (Wave Cave Trail, Peralta Canyon, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, immerse yourself in nature at McFarland State Historic Park, take an in-depth tour of Pinal County Historical Museum, and stroll through Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Scottsdale to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Scottsdale in July, plan for little chillier nights in Florence, with lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wickenburg.
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Wickenburg — 6 nights

Wickenburg is a town primarily located in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with a portion in neighboring Yavapai County. Get out of town with these interesting Wickenburg side-trips: Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia (in Peoria) and Surprise (Justice Brothers U-Pick, Truman Ranch II, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Kay El Bar Guest Ranch, trek along Vulture Peak Trail, view the masterpieces at Gramma Lizards, and ride a horse along Arizona Horse Company.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wickenburg attractions planner.

You can drive from Florence to Wickenburg in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Wickenburg, expect temperatures between 105°F during the day and 83°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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