5 days in Central Arizona Itinerary

5 days in Central Arizona Itinerary

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5 days in Central Arizona Itinerary

Tucson
Drive:  2​h
Scottsdale
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Tucson

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Appreciate the collections at Musical Instrument Museum and Desert Botanical Garden. When in Scottsdale, make a side trip to see Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course at Gold Canyon Golf Resort in Gold Canyon, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire all the interesting features of Scottsdale Stadium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Papago Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Scottsdale sightseeing planner.

Tucson to Scottsdale is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Scottsdale. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Sightseeing Parks

Side Trips

Phoenix, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Spas & Wellness, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Mill Avenue District
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Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Caballeros Western Museum