Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest and largest national park in the Republic of Croatia, famous for its numerous turquoise-coloured lakes separated by tufa, or travertine, barriers. Its karst landscape is characterised by specific hydrological traits and exceptional biological diversity, which helped the National Park gain international significance. CHECK OUR MOBILE APP: https://np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/en/mobile-app-of-plitvice-lakes-national-park/
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More than 3 hours
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from $15.68
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4.5
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Ines K
20 contributions
Beautiful nature
Apr 2021
I visited Plitvice Lakes at the end of April. It was wonderful. I would recommend everyone to go out of season because it is not crowded and the experience is complete.
Written September 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the review and for excellent grade. We are very glad that you had a great time in National Park and enjoyed in pure nature. Hope that you will come back and that you will enjoy next time even more, maybe even visit some attractive destinations that are in surrounding of Plitvice Lakes (you can check them on our web site). :)
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V B
Chicago, IL28 contributions
Great park
Sep 2021
The Park is beautiful. Like paradise on Earth. Multitude of turquoise lakes connected with larger and small waterfalls, crystal clear water, fish, etc. Small cave opened for visiting. Well maintained paths, all walk is on the wooden decks and stones. We spent there about 6-7 hours leisurely. In case of limited time, half a day is more than enough: from the ticket office you follow the route "C", enjoy lower waterfalls, eventually walk to the port P3, take electrical boat to P2, then continue on route "C", enjoy upper waterfalls, and eventually get to the station St3. Here take vehicle "train" back to St1 and you are back on the parking lot.
Written September 21, 2021
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Thank you for your review, perfect rating and kind words. We appreciate your time to share your experience with us and glad that you decided to visit our National Park. You followed program H and you saw everything, whole lake zone (Upper and Lower lakes). We hope that you will come again in some other season when a nature change her colours and maybe even visit some attractive destinations (other national parks, nature parks, cave parks, adrenaline parks…) that are in surrounding of Plitvice Lakes (you can check them on our website) or try yourself in local cuisine, horse riding, zip line, ect. :) Kind regards
Written September 22, 2021
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Kate B
9 contributions
It's expensive but worth it!
Sep 2021
We just got back from Croatia and spent a day at both KRKA and Plitvice. I'd give KRKA a 3/10 and Plitvice a 10/10. Plitvice is expensive in the summer - but so worth it.
Plitvice had free bathrooms, good signage, such beautiful water and so many waterfalls. It was about 1/3 as crowded as KRKA with better walking paths, better food, free parking. I couldn't believe I spent $30 a person at KRKA and then had to pay to use the bathroom! If would have only done Plitvice if I had known how much better it is. Don't miss Plitvice!
Written September 20, 2021
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Thank you very much for such great review! We are glad to know that you have recognized the beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park. If you would like to visit us again in future, our recommendation is to take 1 or 2 days for Park visit and one more day for experience more of surrounding of the Park (horse riding, caves, ranches, adrenaline parks,... you can check them on our web app). Hope to see you in some other season when nature change its colors and sounds. :) Kind regards.
Written September 21, 2021
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN773 contributions
Even in the Rainy Fall it is Beautiful
Sep 2021
Even in the rain Plitvice National Park is beautiful. The waterfalls were running full and there was fog rising from the warmer lake water. It was magical. Now I just need to see it again in the spring when it is warm and the lakes are full then in the winter when the falls are frozen.
Written September 20, 2021
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Thank you very much for great review! We appreciate you time to share your experience with us. We are glad that you had a good time. Lakes are breathtaking any time of the year so we hope that you will visit us again and see the beauty of the Park in other season. :) Kind regards.
Written September 21, 2021
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TravelDan
Austria3 contributions
Day trip to Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Sep 2021 • Couples
An incredible experience. Believe the hype. The lakes are magically blue. There are several routes to choose from, depending on how much time you have and how physically demanding you'd like the route to be.

September is a great time to visit. There was a crowd but it was manageable. We went in at 09:00 and we found it a good time. If you get there earlier you'll surely have less of a crowd. Main entry time seems to be 10/11 AM, so our suggestion is to get there before then. We came from Zadar by car and it was an early wake up call, but 100% worth it. Even though the weather was partly sunny partly cloud (with some rain mixed in toward the afternoon) it was extremely beautiful and not too hot.

Suggestion: buy tickets online one day before to avoid the long queue on the day. You just get there, show the ticket and you're in.

We too route C which took us 5 hours in total. You'll get to see everything with this route. If you want something more demanding, routes K and H are for you (H is around 18km). In any case, bring enough food and water + hiking boots (no flip flops).

All in all a wonderful experience.
Written September 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for such great review! We are glad to know that you have recognized the beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park. If you would like to visit us again in future, our recommendation is to take 1 or 2 days for Park visit and one more day for experience more of surrounding of the Park (horse riding, caves, ranches, adrenaline parks,... you can check them on our web app). Hope to see you in some other season when nature change its colors and sounds. :) Kind regards.
Written September 20, 2021
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shtooka
Earth, TX248 contributions
Worth the effort, but would prefer a time of year when the water volume is high
Sep 2021
It was a little disappointing at the beginning of Sept. It's the dry season and the volume of water over the falls was very low, so it didn't look like the advertised pictures at all. But it was worth the day spent there.

We were just there last week. We stayed at a small inn outside the park, Villa Verde, and the owner suggested a route for us as we are not all that young that is mostly downhill. I don't think it's one of the lettered routes but it doesn't matter, once inside you are free to roam. No one ever asked us to select a route. You can buy a ticket the night before online, but this time of year I doubt there is an issue. But you can select and reserve an entry time online one day ahead. We did that. You can park at entrance 2 and walk to St2 which is the bus stop. It's a tractor pulling a linked up train of panorama coaches, so some say bus and some say train. Take the bus going to St3. From St3 you have a downhill walk to the boat dock P2, just follow the P2 signs. Take the boat to P3. From P3 you have a mostly downhill walk to the main attraction, Veliki Slap the Big Waterfall, just follow the signs to Veliki Slap. From there you walk uphill and follow the signs to St1. It's not so far and ok if you take it slow. From St1 you ride back to St2 which is entrance 2 where you came in. If you go the opposite way, you are facing continuous uphill especially from P2 up to St3. Going at a slower pace and stopping 1/2 hr for lunch this took us between 5 and 6 hours. It's about 5 miles of actual walking, not counting the bus and boat rides.

At P3 there is food available, some of it hot sandwiches for reasonable price about 40 to 50 HRK I think but can't remember for sure, and a large grassy area with outdoor tables. We brought our own sandwiches though.
Written September 16, 2021
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Thanks for the wonderful words and reviews. We are glad that you have decided to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park and we appreciate you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us. We look forward to your return and we believe you will enjoy it even more next time. In that case, on our website we have a web application that can guide you through the park and provide advice on what to visit in our area. Our recommendation is to take one or two days to visit the Park and another day to experience the more surroundings of the Park (horseback riding, caves, ranches, adrenaline parks). :) Kind regards.
Written September 17, 2021
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Matt
Wilmslow, UK32 contributions
What an amazing place
Sep 2021 • Couples
Visit to Plitvice National Park has exceeded my expectations! Greats walks, greatly organised, great experience! I’d visit again in a heartbeat! Perfect place for nature and camping lovers!
Written September 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the review and excellent rating. We are glad that you spent time in the National Park and enjoyed the pure nature. I hope you will come back and enjoy it even more next time, maybe even visit some attractive destinations located in the vicinity of Plitvice Lakes (you can check them out on our website). We look forward to your return. :)
Written September 17, 2021
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NickellFamilyTravel
Los Angeles, CA1,893 contributions
Truly Stunning, a Must Do
Aug 2021
Simply stunning you may never get a chance to see something like this again. The waterfalls are everywhere, small large, wide, skinny, tall, etc. The only downside is that it can get crowded, as there are small walking planks and bridges everywhere. And if it rains, which it does a lot, then be prepared for that as well. There are food places, shops, and a but to shuttle you around. However, during COVID the bus can be a long a wait due to social distancing. Have fun.
Written September 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for such great review! We are glad to know that you have recognized the beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park. If you would like to visit us again in future, our recommendation is to take 1 or 2 days for Park visit and one more day for experience more of surrounding of the Park (horse riding, caves, ranches, adrenaline parks,... you can check them on our web app). Hope to see you in some other season when nature change its colors and sounds. :) Kind regards.
Written September 14, 2021
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Ulyana
Moscow, Russia461 contributions
Splendid views
Jun 2021 • Couples
It’s good place for walking with nature view. You can find different roads to explore this park: from 1 to 6 hours. Some roads are only for walking, others may combine walking and boats.
There are some restaurants on the park territory. Be noticed that parking is for extra payment.
Written September 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for such great review! We are glad to know that you have recognized the beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Hope to see you in some other season when nature change its colors and sounds. :)
Written September 13, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wael B
3 contributions
Blowing mind activity
Sep 2021 • Solo
Awesome activity we still in there 4h we really like it. The park was kind of dream, a piece of heaven in earth. I am from Canada we do have parks and beautifulone but not like this one. We have had an awesome moment with the best guide ever Bijana Kalember. Remember this name and ask for her. She is sweet very careful person and she is really passionate. Thumbs up 👍 Bijana you rock it.
Written September 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for such great review! We are glad to know that you have recognized the beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park. If you would like to visit us again in future, our recommendation is to take 1 or 2 days for Park visit and one more day for experience more of surrounding of the Park (horse riding, caves, ranches, adrenaline parks,... you can check them on our web app). Hope to see you in some other season when nature change its colors and sounds. :) Kind regards.
Written September 13, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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