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US NATIONAL PARKS DESTINATION GUIDE

"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.
Currency
US dollar
Winter avg temp
1°C
Summer avg temp
25°C
Time Zone
GMT-5 - GMT-10
Capital City
Washington D.C.
Language
English
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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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Binoculars

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.

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