57 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

57 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Wickenburg
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Wickenburg
— 14 nights
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Florence
— 11 nights
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Scottsdale
— 31 nights
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Wickenburg — 14 nights

Wickenburg is a town primarily located in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with a portion in neighboring Yavapai County. Explore Wickenburg's surroundings by going to Surprise (Surprise Aquatic Center, Granite Falls Golf Course, &more), Peoria (Quintero Golf Club, Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia, &more) and Lake Pleasant Regional Park (in Morristown). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Desert Caballeros Western Museum, shop like a local with Gramma Lizards, ride a horse along Arizona Horse Company, and get a taste of life in the country at Kay El Bar Guest Ranch.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wickenburg planning tool.

San Francisco to Wickenburg is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Wickenburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect Wickenburg to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 57°F. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to Florence.
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Florence — 11 nights

Florence is a town, 61mi southeast of Phoenix, in Pinal County of Arizona, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Queen Creek (MD Ranch, San Tan Mountain Regional Park, &more), Gold Canyon (Wave Cave Trail, Peralta Canyon, &more) and Encanterra Country Club (in San Tan Valley). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, delve into the distant past at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, immerse yourself in nature at McFarland State Historic Park, and tee off at The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Wickenburg to Florence by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Scottsdale.
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Scottsdale — 31 nights

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Scottsdale: McDowell Mountain Regional Park (in Fountain Hills), Usery Mountain Regional Park (in Mesa) and Phoenix (Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve, Horseback Riding Tours, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin West, and get all the information you need at Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Scottsdale day trip app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Scottsdale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Florence in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Scottsdale. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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