9 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

9 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  8 h 30 min
1
Scottsdale
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Wickenburg
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

6
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Get out of town with these interesting Scottsdale side-trips: Trailhead Ranch (in Cave Creek), KOLI Equestrian Center (in Chandler) and Glendale Public Library (in Glendale). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Scottsdale trip planning site.

Philadelphia to Scottsdale is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in November, expect nights in Scottsdale to be a bit warmer, around 55°F, while days are warmer, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Wickenburg.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Phoenix, Superstition Ranch Market, Trailhead Ranch, KOLI Equestrian Center, Glendale Public Library
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours
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Taliesin West

2
nights
Wickenburg

Wickenburg is a town primarily located in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with a portion in neighboring Yavapai County. On the 29th (Sun), see Off-Road Tours, get engrossed in the history at Desert Caballeros Western Museum, then hike along Vulture Peak Trail, and finally make a trip to The Jail Tree.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Wickenburg day trip tool.

Getting from Scottsdale to Wickenburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Scottsdale in November since evenings lows in Wickenburg dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wickenburg

Outdoors Museums Trails
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Off-Road Tours
Desert Caballeros Western Museum ©
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
The Jail Tree ©
The Jail Tree

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