Best National Parks in the World

Welcome to our guide to the best national parks in the world, where awe-inspiring landscapes, diverse wildlife, and remarkable natural wonders await. These extraordinary parks represent the epitome of conservation, offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty and serenity of nature's pristine treasures. The map below shows the locations of the best national parks in the world marked on a map.
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Best National Parks

National ParkLocationDescriptionWildlifeActivitiesIconic Feature
Uluru-Kata TjutaAustraliaRed rock monolith and ancient rock formationsKangaroos, emus, reptilesGuided walks, sunset/sunrise viewingUluru and Kata Tjuta rock formations
Torres del PaineChileTowering peaks, shimmering lakes, and glaciersGuanacos, foxes, condorsHiking, horseback riding, boat ridesGranite towers
YellowstoneUSAGeothermal wonders and abundant wildlifeGrizzly bears, wolves, elk, bisonHiking, wildlife watching, campingOld Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring
DenaliUSAMajestic mountains and vast Alaskan wildernessGrizzly bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, eaglesScenic bus tours, hiking, campingDenali (North America's highest peak)
Los GlaciaresArgentinaGlaciers, turquoise lakes, and dramatic sceneryAndean condors, guanacos, pumas, huemul deerHiking, ice trekking, boat toursPerito Moreno Glacier
GoremeTurkeyOtherworldly rock formations and cave dwellingsFairy chimney formations, rock-cut churchesHot air ballooning, hiking, cave explorationFairy chimneys, underground cities
EtoshaNamibiaExpansive salt pan and abundant wildlifeElephants, lions, rhinos, giraffes, zebrasGame drives, wildlife photography, birdwatchingEtosha salt pan, diverse wildlife
Doi InthanonThailandMajestic mountains and diverse ecosystemsBirds, clouded leopards, gibbons, orchidsHiking, birdwatching, waterfall visitsThailand's highest peak, Royal Twin Pagodas
Cinque TerreItalyColorful coastal villages and scenic trailsMediterranean flora and fauna, marine lifeHiking, village exploration, coastal activitiesFive picturesque coastal villages
Plitvice LakesCroatiaCascading lakes and lush greeneryBrown bears, wolves, rare bird speciesHiking, boat tours, waterfall sightseeingStunning interconnected lakes and waterfalls
Guilin & Lijiang RiverChinaKarst limestone landscapes and river cruisesCormorants, water buffalos, ospreys, fishRiver cruises, hiking, photographyKarst mountains, Li River cruise
KrugerSouth AfricaVast savannahs and diverse wildlifeLions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, buffalosGame drives, guided walks, safari experiencesBig Five game animals
SerengetiTanzaniaEndless plains and the Great MigrationWildebeests, zebras, lions, cheetahs, elephantsGame drives, hot air balloon safarisGreat Migration, diverse wildlife
BandhavgarhIndiaDense forests and thriving tiger populationTigers, leopards, deer, langurs, Indian bisonTiger safaris, birdwatching, nature walksBandhavgarh Fort, ancient rock formations
FiordlandNew ZealandFiords, waterfalls, and ancient forestsFiordland crested penguins, dolphins, sealsHiking, kayaking, scenic boat toursMilford Sound, Mitre Peak
BanffCanadaMajestic mountains and turquoise lakesGrizzly bears, elk, moose, mountain goatsHiking, wildlife viewing, canoeingMoraine Lake, Lake Louise
SwissSwitzerlandAlpine landscapes and diverse flora and faunaIbex, chamois, marmots, golden eaglesHiking, nature walks, mountain bikingMajestic Swiss Alps, picturesque scenery
ZionUSATowering cliffs and stunning red rock formationsBighorn sheep, golden eagles, desert tortoisesHiking, canyoneering, scenic drivesZion Canyon, Angel's Landing
HaleakalaUSAVolcanic landscapes and rare silversword plantsHawaiian petrels, nene (Hawaiian geese), humpback whalesHiking, sunrise/sunset viewing, stargazingHaleakala Crater, Sliding Sands Trail
IguaçuBrazil/ArgentinaMajestic waterfalls and lush rainforestToucans, jaguars, caimans, coatisBoat tours, hiking, helicopter ridesIguaçu Falls, Devil's Throat
IguazuArgentinaSpectacular waterfalls and diverse ecosystemTapirs, jaguars, howler monkeys, colorful birdsBoat rides, nature trails, wildlife spottingIguazu Falls, Devil's Throat

Related links
USA National Parks Map
Yellowstone National Parks Map
Denali National Park Map
Zion National Park Map
Haleakala National Park Map

Last Updated Date: 12 October 2021