5 days in Central Arizona Itinerary

5 days in Central Arizona Itinerary

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5 days in Central Arizona Itinerary

Start: Tucson
Drive:  2​h
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Tucson


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, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Phoenix, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Mill Avenue District, Gold Canyon Resort - Dinosaur Mountain Golf Course, Spas & Wellness
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Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument ©
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum