55 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

55 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Phoenix & Central Arizona trip planner

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Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Wickenburg
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Wickenburg
— 11 nights
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Phoenix
— 27 nights
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Florence
— 16 nights
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Seattle

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Wickenburg

— 11 nights
Wickenburg is a town primarily located in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with a portion in neighboring Yavapai County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wickenburg: Peoria (Canyon Speedway Park & Go Paddle AZ), Arcosanti (in Mayer) and Bumble Bee Ranch (in Bumble Bee). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Agua Fria National Monument. The adventure continues: get a taste of life in the country at Kay El Bar Guest Ranch, make a trip to The Jail Tree, get engrossed in the history at Desert Caballeros Western Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Wickenburg tour itinerary planner.

Seattle to Wickenburg is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Wickenburg: temperatures range from 97°F by day to 74°F at night. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Wickenburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Phoenix

— 27 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phoenix: Scottsdale (Taliesin West, Penske Racing Museum, &more), West Wing Mountain Preserve (in Peoria) and Chandler (Tumbleweed Park & ESCAPE:chandler). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain, wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip app.

Traveling by car from Wickenburg to Phoenix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 99°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Florence

— 16 nights
Florence is a town, 61mi southeast of Phoenix, in Pinal County of Arizona, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Oracle (C.O.D. Ranch & Arizona Zipline Adventures), Picacho (Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Hunter Trail, &more) and Queen Creek (Queen Creek Olive Mill, San Tan Mountain Regional Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, Head underground at Tonto National Monument, take in breathtaking views at Peralta Canyon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Phoenix to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses