Suggested itineraries for long or short visits
The must-try activities for every season
Beautiful photography of unique landscapes
How to get to each park, and the best places to stay
Illustrations of wildlife to watch for in each park
Europe’s national parks are incredibly diverse, and that is what makes them so special. They protect areas of coast, high-altitude peaks in the Pyrenees and Alps, and even parts of the frozen Arctic, with wildlife ranging from Carpathian squirrels and fin whales to peregrine falcons and polar bears. Setting out to choose Europe’s top 60 national parks was no easy task, so we called on our expert writers and well-travelled editors. We asked them to tell us which parks provide the best experiences and why. The final selections were those that offered something truly unique, often an enthralling mixture of stunning natural beauty, incredible wildlife, fulfilling activities, local culture and (occasionally) a compelling history too.
But this book is intended to be more than just a celebration of Europe’s top national parks – it’s also a practical introduction to each of them. We highlight the best activities and trails, explain how to get there and where to stay, show you the wildlife to watch out for, and suggest itineraries.
*please note this title is not available in digital eBook format
Writers: Lonely Planet, Alexis Averbuck, Carolyn Bain, Joe Bindloss, Abigail Blasi, Kerry Christiani, Marc Di Duca, Emilie Filou, Anthony Ham, Anita Isalska, Vesna Maric, Tom Masters, Etain O'Carroll, Brandon Presser, Regis St Louis, Luke Waterson, Clifton Wilkinson, Neil Wilson
320 pages, 320pp color, 0 maps | Dimensions: 267mm × 206mm
Next edition due: Apr 2026