6 days in Tempe & Annapolis Itinerary

6 days in Tempe & Annapolis Itinerary

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Tempe
— 3 nights
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Annapolis
— 2 nights
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Tempe

— 3 nights
Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. Step out of the city life by going to Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and Tempe Town Lake. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West and Mill Avenue District. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Tempe Marketplace, explore the world behind art at Mesa Arts Center, take in the architecture and design of Arizona State University, and learn about all things military at Commemorative Air Force Museum.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tempe driving holiday planning site.

Washington DC to Tempe is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Washington DC to Tempe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Tempe, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 51°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Annapolis.

Things to do in Tempe

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Annapolis

— 2 nights
Capital of the United States for one year from 1783 to 1784, Annapolis has played a vital role in U.S.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): grab your bike and head to B&A Trail, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blackwater Distilling & Tavern, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ego Alley, and finally hike along Quiet Waters Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Academy Art Museum, then enjoy the sea views from 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Saint Michaels Winery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Lyon Rum Distillery & Tasting Room.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Annapolis online journey planner.

You can fly from Tempe to Annapolis in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of tram and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tempe to Annapolis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tempe in February, things will get much colder in Annapolis: highs are around 44°F and lows about 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Annapolis

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips