9 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

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Scottsdale
— 5 nights
Drive
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Florence
— 1 night
Drive
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Wickenburg
— 2 nights
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Scottsdale — 5 nights

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Musical Instrument Museum and Celebration of Fine Art will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Old Town Scottsdale or Elan Wollitzer Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Scottsdale side-trips: Goldfield Ghost Town (in Apache Junction), Peoria (Phoenix Scottsdale Golf & Lucidi Distilling Co.) and Phoenix (Off-Road Tours & Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center and admire the masterpieces at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West.

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Newark to Scottsdale is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Newark in February; daily highs in Scottsdale reach 74°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florence.
Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Florence — 1 night

Florence is a town, 61mi southeast of Phoenix, in Pinal County of Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, then tee off at Poston Butte Golf Club, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery.

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Getting from Scottsdale to Florence by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February in Florence, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Wickenburg.
Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip

Wickenburg — 2 nights

Wickenburg is a town primarily located in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with a portion in neighboring Yavapai County. On the 19th (Sat), trek along Vulture Peak Trail and then take an in-depth tour of Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

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Traveling by car from Florence to Wickenburg takes 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses