9 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Phoenix & Central Arizona tour itinerary planner

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Phoenix
— 6 nights
Drive
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Wickenburg
— 2 nights
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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Phoenix

— 6 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ (in Gilbert) and Scottsdale (Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and don't miss a visit to Organ Stop Pizza.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix online trip builder.

Atlanta to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Atlanta in January: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 68°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Wickenburg.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Wickenburg

— 2 nights
Wickenburg is a town primarily located in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with a portion in neighboring Yavapai County. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours, trek along Vulture Peak Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Desert Caballeros Western Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Jail Tree. Keep things going the next day: explore by horseback at Arizona Horse Company and then stroll around Wickenburg Dog Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Wickenburg road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Wickenburg takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Wickenburg are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wickenburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses