Best 10 Incredible National Parks Outside the U.S.

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National Park Torres del Paine in southern Chile

Torres del Paine, Chile

Anyone who’s traveled to Patagonia knows its landscapes—richly colored, boundless, slightly prehistoric—have a way of putting a spell over you. That’s certainly the case with Torres del Paine, one of the world’s most unusual national parks. The soaring granite towers, ice caves and crystal-clear lakes will quickly dwarf you to the size of an ant. Sailing along popular Lago Grey, with icebergs calving around you, and millennia-old boulders fading pink in the setting sun, you’ll get the feeling that the world is seeing you, not the other way around.

Calanques National Park

Calanques National Park, France

Headed to the casinos of Monaco this summer? Consider a day trip through Calanques National Park, a sun-drenched Mediterranean paradise known for its white limestone cliffs and tiny, tucked-away beaches. For maximum serenity, book a kayak and explore the sea-whittled coastline at your own pace—it’s more intimate than a day cruise, and with any luck, you’ll end up at Calanque d’En Vau, a swoon-worthy turquoise inlet that will have your Instagram followers drooling with envy.

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