9 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona & Little Rock Itinerary

9 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona & Little Rock Itinerary

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Tempe
— 2 nights
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Little Rock
— 6 nights

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Tempe

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. Explore hidden gems such as Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Superstition Mountain Museum. St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery and Old Town Scottsdale are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Tempe: Watson's Hat Shop (in Cave Creek), Troon North Golf Club (in Scottsdale) and Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course (in Gold Canyon).

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tempe online holiday planner.

Little Rock to Tempe is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Little Rock to Tempe due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Little Rock in September: high temperatures in Tempe hover around 99°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Tempe

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Little Rock

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Old Mill and Old State House Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum Of Discovery and Heifer Village (Heifer International). Get out of town with these interesting Little Rock side-trips: Morrilton (Cedar Falls Trail & Petit Jean State Park) and Hot Springs (Fordyce Bathhouse, Bathhouse Soapery, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, take in the views from Big Dam Bridge, examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum & Store, and view the masterpieces at Arkansas Arts Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Little Rock planner.

Fly from Tempe to Little Rock in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tempe to Little Rock. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tempe in September; daily highs in Little Rock reach 88°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses