5 days in Tempe, Phoenix & Scottsdale Itinerary

5 days in Tempe, Phoenix & Scottsdale Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Phoenix & Central Arizona tour itinerary planner

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Tempe
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive
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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
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Tempe

Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tempe road trip planning app.

Chicago to Tempe is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Chicago to Tempe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in April, things will get much warmer in Tempe: highs are around 88°F and lows about 62°F. On the 4th (Mon), you're off to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tempe

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games
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Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 4th (Mon), indulge your taste buds at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, and then indulge your taste buds at Lucidi Distilling Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at The Farm at South Mountain, then hike along Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piestewa Peak.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Phoenix online trip itinerary maker.

Phoenix is just a stone's throw from Tempe. In April, daily temperatures in Phoenix can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Scottsdale

— 2 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to We-Ko-Pa Golf Club and Brown's Ranch Trailhead. Get in touch with nature at Lost Dog Wash Trail and The Gateway Trailhead. There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Scottsdale planning site.

Scottsdale is just a short distance from Phoenix. In April, daytime highs in Scottsdale are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8: