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 Fort Whipple Museum for their historical value. Sharlot Hall Museum and Smoki Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Seligman (The Historic Seligman Sundries & Return to the 50s), Granite Creek Vineyards (in Chino Valley) and Ash Fork Historical Society Museum (in Ash Fork). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Agua Fria National Monument. And it doesn't end there: trek along Prescott Peavine National Recreation Trail, contemplate the long history of Prescott Frontier Days, World's Oldest Rodeo, ponder the design of Yavapai County Courthouse Square, and sample the tasty concoctions at Prescott Brewing Company.

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 Douglas Mansion. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery and Absolute Bikes. Step out of Cornville with an excursion to Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town in Jerome--about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with Clarkdale Kayak Co., look for all kinds of wild species at Page Springs Fish Hatchery, learn about winemaking at Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Tasting Room, and trot along with Horsin' Around Adventures.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cornville route planner.

Traveling by car from Prescott to Cornville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Prescott in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cornville, with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can 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 Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mogollon Rim and Water Wheel Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Payson side-trips: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (in Springerville), Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior) and Fossil Creek Wilderness (in Camp Verde). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery, try your luck at Mazatzal Casino, explore the ancient world of Shoofly Indian Archaeological Site, and trek along Horton Creek Trail.

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. Other options: drive. 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