46 days in North Central Arizona Itinerary

46 days in North Central Arizona Itinerary

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Prescott
— 15 nights
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Cornville
— 15 nights
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Payson
— 15 nights

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Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Visit Whiskey Row and Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo for their historical value. Sharlot Hall Museum and Yavapai County Courthouse Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Granite Creek Vineyards (in Chino Valley), Ash Fork Historical Society Museum (in Ash Fork) and Seligman (The Historic Seligman Sundries & Return to the 50s). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Agua Fria National Monument. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's extreme beauty at Community Nature Center Open Space Preserve, explore the activities along Goldwater Lake, take an in-depth tour of Smoki Museum, and trek along Lynx Lake Recreation Area.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Prescott trip planner.

Seattle to Prescott is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Prescott hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Cornville.

Things to do in Prescott

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sharlot Hall Museum ©
Sharlot Hall Museum
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row
Phippen Museum ©
Phippen Museum

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Cornville

Cornville ©
Cornville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tuzigoot National Monument and Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery and Larry's Antiques & Things. Step out of Cornville with an excursion to Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town in Jerome--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of V-Bar-V Heritage Site, identify plant and animal life at Page Springs Fish Hatchery, do a tasting at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, and add some adventure to your tour with Clarkdale Kayak Co..

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cornville itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Prescott to Cornville in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Prescott in September, Cornville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Payson.

Things to do in Cornville

Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Page Springs Cellars ©
Page Springs Cellars
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument

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Payson

Payson ©
Payson is a town in northern Gila County, Arizona, United States. Rock Art Canyon Ranch and Shoofly Indian Archaeological Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mogollon Rim and Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery. Get out of town with these interesting Payson side-trips: Fossil Creek Wilderness (in Camp Verde), Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior) and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (in Springerville). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Water Wheel Falls, try your luck at Kohls Ranch Stable, look for all kinds of wild species at Rancho Tonto Catch-A-Trout, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ellison Creek Waterfall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Payson tour planner.

Getting from Cornville to Payson by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Payson when traveling from Cornville in October, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Payson

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mogollon Rim ©
Mogollon Rim
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Rock Art Canyon Ranch ©
Rock Art Canyon Ranch