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America's national parks were born of the idea to protect the country's natural wonders for all to enjoy. Embark on one of our curated itineraries through one or more of these national parks to experience these magnificient destinations.

When should you travel to the National Parks? With such a vast landscape, that depends on your destination. While in the northern US the peak season is typically June to September, in the southern US peak is the spring and fall.

Our Recommended National Park Vacations

Bryce Canyon National Park
Heritage Tour
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4.7 stars(83 reviews)
2024MayJunJulSep
2025MayJunSep
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Glacier National Park Montana
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4.7 stars(80 reviews)
2024JunJulAug
2025JunJulAug
12 days from
$4,595 pp $4,345 pp
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Mount Rushmore
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4.5 stars(102 reviews)
2024JulAug
11 days from
$4,695 pp $4,445 pp
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Dead Horse Point National Scenic Landscape
Heritage Tour
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4.5 stars(200 reviews)
2024JunJulAugSep
2025JunJulAugSep
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Aerial Shot Of Three Majestic Glaciers Alaska
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4.6 stars(132 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAug
2025MayJunJulAug
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Bunches of Ripe Grapes
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4.7 stars(83 reviews)
2024JulAug
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Tourist Traveling into Balloon Festival
4.2 stars(46 reviews)
2024SepOct
2025Oct
9 days from
$3,195 pp
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Durango Silverton Train
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4.5 stars(43 reviews)
2024JunAugSep
2025JunSep
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$5,895 pp $5,645 pp
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Durango & Silverton Train
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Heritage Tour
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4.6 stars(212 reviews)
2024JunJulAugSepOct
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Heritage Tour
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4.7 stars(83 reviews)
2024MayJunJulSep
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Aerial Shot Of Three Majestic Glaciers Alaska
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2024MayJunJulAug
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South Rim of the Grand Canyon
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4.3 stars(142 reviews)
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Moose Has Right of way Denali National Park
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Up to $300 Off
4.6 stars(61 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSep
2025MayJunJulAugSep
7 days from
$2,371 pp
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Dead Horse Point National Scenic Landscape
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2024JunJulAugSep
2025JunJulAugSep
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Mt Washington Cog Railway
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4.5 stars(117 reviews)
2024SepOct
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Mount Rushmore
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4.5 stars(102 reviews)
2024JulAug
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Mount Rainier
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2024JunJulSep
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Bunches of Ripe Grapes
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2024JulAug
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Glacier Park Lodges
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2025JulAugSep
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Alaska by Day
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4.8 stars(35 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSep
2025MayJunJulAugSep
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Our customers love our National Parks tours
Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles
20/Feb
REGINA NELL GREGG
5 stars
“We had such a great time!!! The only thing we would have preferred is if we had the option to stay at El Tovar instead of Moswick. We would have been willing to pay extra for that.
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure
5/Feb
CONNIE DODSON
5 stars
“Married 33 yrs and our 1st train trip together! We had no idea what to expect and were very happy with all aspects of the vacation by rail. First, Dorian D at vacations by rail is an asset to the company. She answered alllll of my questions kindly and patiently. Had she not been so, i doubt l would have booked as it was a spur of the moment decision to call. Next, the Amtrak meals and service were outstanding! Picture riding along at sunset, enjoying a delicious 3 course meal, prepared and served with a rocking smile! The Grand Canyon Railway hotel, Judy and Lindsey shuttled us safely, the train and robbers were great, as were the musicians and conductors/guides. Maswik staff Beau, Chelsea, and team were welcoming, kind, and helpful. We will travel.this.way again
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Winter Escape to the Grand Canyon - Chicago Round-trip
10/Jan
ALLYN RICCI
5 stars
“It was a wonderful quick getaway for me, my husband, and 2 kids. They loved the train and we all experienced the Grand Canyon for the first time together. We will definitely be using Vacations by Rail for another adventure!
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Fall Colors of New England, Quebec & Montreal
23 Oct 2023
Tawny Cleveland
5 stars
“What a beautiful and well run trip. Our guide, Mark Jacobson, was kind, attentive, informative, and funny. That accommodations were wonderful and the itinerary was just perfect. We appreciated time to our selves to explore as well. Our driver, Patrick, was absolutely amazing. So grateful to have him at the wheel.
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Colorado Rail Experience
22 Oct 2023
PHILIP SIMILA
5 stars
“Generally excellent. Some places had a food desert . Trains all excellent. Need to warn people about the altitude sickness.
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Canada's Rockies & Alaska Cruise
04 Oct 2023
DAVID LEE SHIPLEY
5 stars
“This was a great trip. I would highly recommend it. The tours were great.
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First Class Colorado Rail Adventure featuring Rocky Mountaineer
04 Oct 2023
BETTY PAUL
5 stars
“Beautiful scenery and great service!
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Glacier National Park Escape - Seattle Roundtrip
27 Sep 2023
George Foglesong
5 stars
“People on the train and lodge were great, friendly and very helpful
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America's Great National Parks
22 Sep 2023
PAMELA ZIMBARDI
5 stars
“Both our guide Edgar & our bus driver Adrian were great! They were both very knowledgeable & shared great information and stories
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America's National Parks

America's national parks were born of the idea to protect the country's natural wonders for all to enjoy. The country's first national park, Yellowstone, was established in 1872, and today, the United States is home to 63 national parks, each showcasing spectacular treasures. A visit to Yellowstone brings fumaroles, geysers, and sparkling lakes. At Yosemite in California, towering ancient trees paint a lush scene against stoic mountains. Arches National Park brings amazing sandstone arches and colorful rock formations, while Grand Canyon National Park offers breathtaking vistas of sweeping red canyon plunging deep into the earth. The tallest mountain in the United States, Mt. Denali, sits proudly amongst the vast landscape of Denali National Park. And this is just a sampling of the best national parks; each park brings its own splendor and vast expanses of land that are home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna.

For a unique vacation in the USA, visit one or more of these national parks by train. Some of the country's most popular parks, such as Glacier National Park and Grand Canyon National Park, are situated along iconic rail routes that offer daily service to these must-see destinations. Other parks, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Teton, and Arches, are easily accessible by bus, car or motorcoach.

Vacations By Rail offers nearly 50 vacation packages that highlight these fantastic destinations. Perfect for families, for seniors and for adventurers of all walks of life, national park vacations take many forms. Select from escorted tours that are guided by tour managers brimming with information about the railroads and parks that lie ahead, or embark on a rail-drive expedition that combines the romance of rail travel with a self-guided road trip. Select packages even include cruise segments that present protected lands and scenic waterways from a floating vantage point.

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