249
trips planned in the last hour
8.7
out of 10
Trustscore rating

Phoenix trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Phoenix

Trip Planner USA  /  Arizona  /  Central Arizona  /  Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. With 1,615,017 people, Phoenix is the fifth most populous city nationwide, the most populous state capital in the United States, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.Phoenix is the anchor of the Phoenix metropolitan area, also known as the Valley of the Sun, which in turn is a part of the Salt River Valley. The metropolitan area is the 12th largest by population in the United States, with approximately 4.3 million people. In addition, Phoenix is the seat of Maricopa County and, at 517.9 square miles (1,341 km2), it is the largest city in the state, more than twice the size of Tucson and one of the largest cities in the United States.Settled in 1867 as an agricultural community near the confluence of the Salt and Gila Rivers, Phoenix incorporated as a city in 1881. Located in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix has a subtropical desert climate. Despite this, its canal system led to a thriving farming community, many of the original crops remaining important parts of the Phoenix economy for decades, such as alfalfa, cotton, citrus, and hay (which was important for the cattle industry). In fact, the "Five C's" (Cotton, Cattle, Citrus, Climate, and Copper), remained the driving forces of Phoenix's economy until after World War II, when high-tech industries began to move into the valley and air conditioning made residences much more comfortable in the very hot summers.
Phoenix is in Central Arizona. Add Phoenix and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States road trip planning website .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Phoenix

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Phoenix

Check out the downtown for the greatest selection of accommodations, including chain hotels and long-established local favorites, all right in the heart of the action, near famous galleries and shopping malls. Looking north, you'll find another cluster of hotels near Central Avenue. The city's residential areas offer a good selection of apartment rentals and bed and breakfasts.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Phoenix

5 days in Phoenix, Sedona & Page BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Phoenix BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in United States, France & Devon BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Monument Valley & Arizona SEE PLAN February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM ITALY May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Arizona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans