6 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

6 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

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6 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Apache Junction
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Lake Pleasant Regional Park will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Desert Caballeros Western Museum and St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery. Take a break from Phoenix with a short trip to Surprise Stadium in Surprise, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lookout Mountain Preserve, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix journey builder .

Los Angeles to Phoenix is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 88°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Apache Junction.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Surprise Stadium, St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
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Lake Pleasant Regional Park ©
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Lookout Mountain Preserve ©
Lookout Mountain Preserve

2
nights
Apache Junction

Apache Junction ©
Apache Junction is a city in Maricopa and Pinal counties in the state of Arizona. On the 11th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and then explore the fascinating landscape at Superstition Mountains. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Superstition Mountain Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Lost Dutchman State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Apache Junction trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Apache Junction takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Apache Junction when traveling from Phoenix in April, with lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Apache Junction

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Superstition Mountains, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
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Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Superstition Mountain Museum ©
Superstition Mountain Museum
Superstition Mountains ©
Superstition Mountains

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