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Scottsdale to Tucson drive

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 Saguaro National Park
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


Scottsdale to Tucson road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Scottsdale to Tucson. If you're planning a road trip to Tucson, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Scottsdale and Tucson. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Scottsdale and Tucson. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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11:00 am  start in Scottsdale
drive for about 1 hour

12:14 pm  Picacho
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:14 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

2:03 pm  Saguaro National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:03 pm
drive for about 25 minutes

3:28 pm  arrive in Tucson

driving ≈ 2.5 hours

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Scottsdale to Tucson questions

profile  Linda asked:
Day trip  (0 answers)

Where should I stop along the way?


Saguaro National Park  (11 mentions)

What are some things to do in Tucson?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

El Charro Cafe  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Tucson. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Catherine from Chapel Hill asked:
What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA  (6 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Tucson?  (2 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Tucson to Scottsdale drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Scottsdale? Try searching for places within 2 hours of Scottsdale.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Scottsdale to Tucson. Or get a full Scottsdale to Tucson flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Scottsdale well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Scottsdale!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 120 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 52 minutes
38 Scottsdale travel answers
1 Picacho travel answer
62 Tucson travel answers


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