55 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

55 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

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Wickenburg
— 11 nights
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Scottsdale
— 28 nights
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Florence
— 15 nights

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Wickenburg

Wickenburg ©
Wickenburg is a town primarily located in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with a portion in neighboring Yavapai County. Discover out-of-the-way places like Desert Caballeros Western Museum and Gramma Lizards. Get a sense of the local culture at Vulture Mine and The Jail Tree. Explore Wickenburg's surroundings by going to Peoria (Go Paddle AZ, Quintero Golf Club, &more), Lake Pleasant Regional Park (in Morristown) and Surprise (Granite Falls Golf Course, Arizona Traditions Golf Course, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hassayampa River Preserve, trot along with a tour on horseback, trek along Vulture Peak Trail, and head outdoors with Effus Ranch.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Wickenburg itinerary maker site.

Seattle to Wickenburg is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Seattle to Wickenburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Wickenburg hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Wickenburg

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Desert Caballeros Western Museum ©
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Hassayampa River Preserve ©
Hassayampa River Preserve
Off-Road Tours

28
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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Cosanti and Rosson House Museum will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Old Town Scottsdale and Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. Change things up with these side-trips from Scottsdale: Cave Creek (Cave Creek Regional Park, Arizona Balloon Safaris, &more), Chandler (Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery & KOLI Equestrian Center) and Phoenix (Apache Wash Trailhead, Off-Road Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Penske Racing Museum, identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, play a few rounds at Troon North Golf Club, and listen to music at Scottsdale Center for the Arts.

Make your Scottsdale itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Wickenburg to Scottsdale in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 99°F in September, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scottsdale Center for the Arts ©
Scottsdale Center for the Arts
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch ©
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

15
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a town, 61mi southeast of Phoenix, in Pinal County of Arizona, United States. Get some historical perspective at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery and Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. The Windmill Winery and Pinal County Historical Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Gold Canyon (Gold Canyon Resort - Sidewinder Golf Course, Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course, &more), San Tan Valley (Arizona Speedway & Encanterra Country Club) and Queen Creek (Schnepf Farms, Queen Creek Olive Mill, &more). There's still lots to do: see Arizona ATV Adventures, tee off at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch, look for gifts at Happy Adobe, and immerse yourself in nature at McFarland State Historic Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Florence in 1.5 hours. October in Florence sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 65°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery ©
St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
San Tan Mountain Regional Park ©
San Tan Mountain Regional Park

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