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What is the best way to visit national parks?

There’s no one-size-fits-all ‘best way’ to do it, but here at Contiki, we design our trips so that you get all the wonder without any of the hassle. Imagine heading out on a national park road trip, where an expert has done all the planning for you. Your route includes all the big hitters so you don’t need to worry about missing anything. That’s what our US national park tours are like in a nutshell – with the added bonus of having an awesome group of 18-35s to explore with. (If you ask us, this is the best way to travel.)

What month is best to visit national parks in the U.S.?

Summer (Jun-Aug) might be the most popular time, but that doesn’t always mean it’s the best time. The shoulder season (Mar-May or Sep-Nov) is a great time to visit the US national parks because there are fewer tourists, it’s easier to spot the wildlife and the weather is more suited to hiking (without spoiling the scenery.)

What should I pack for a national park trip?

That depends on what activities you’re planning to do and what time of year you plan to visit. But if you do embark on a US national park trip, you’ll defo be glad you brought your:

  • Hiking boots and outdoor socks
  • Comfy clothes
  • Sunhat and shades
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Water bottle

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