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US National Parks Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real US National Parks in a way like no other. Breathe in the fresh mountain air. Listen to the whispers of the trees. Feel the spray of glacial waterfalls. From the moment you enter the national parks of the United States, you’ll sense the magic. There are 61 national parks across the country, making up 14 percent of the land in the US, and they hold some of the world’s most extraordinary wonders. Our national parks tours take you to the most incredible sights, from 300-foot sequoia trees, to a canyon with two billion years of history. Explore the ancient cliff dwellings of the Ancestral Puebloan people in Mesa Verde National Park, discover thousands of natural sandstone arches in Arches National Park, admire the thundering Bridal Veil Falls and towering trees in Yosemite, and see the bubbling hot springs in Yellowstone. Top it all off with a helicopter flight over the colossal Grand Canyon, for an unforgettable view of nature’s brilliance. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
If you’re travelling again soon, you can check what travel restrictions are in place in US National Parks.
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"A trip through the US National Parks is an unforgettable experience. You'll come face to face with nature's finest and leave with a deep appreciation for our wonderful planet."
Travel Director
US National Parks at a glance
Breathe in the fresh mountain air, listen to the whispers of the trees and feel the spray of glacial waterfalls in the US National Parks. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover the magic, from 300-foot sequoia trees and bubbling hot springs, to a two billion year-old canyon.
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What to pack for US National Parks

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Hiking shoes

The National Parks of the US are filled with hiking trails, and you’ll need a sturdy pair of shoes to explore these spectacular landscapes.

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Versatile clothing

From sun-drenched canyons to snowy peaks, the weather changes throughout the national parks. Come prepared for all climates with layered and versatile clothing.

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Reusable water bottle

National parks are pristine protected areas, and whatever you take in, you must take out. Bring a reusable water bottle to avoid adding to waste with disposable plastic bottles.

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A book to collect stamps

You can collect unique stamps at the ranger stations of each national park. Bring a notebook to keep them in, as a special memento of your journey.

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The national parks are filled with incredible animals like bears and bison, and a pair of binoculars will help you spot wildlife safely from a distance.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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