Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park

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See 16 interconnected lakes arranged in cascades and separated by natural travertine dams at . This World Heritage Site is a former meeting place of Western and Eastern cultures, and the oldest national park in southeast Europe. During your visit, watch for the waterfalls featured in several 1960s and 1970s westerns based on Karl May novels. Also known as the Devil's Gardens, the area features blue, green, and grey bodies of water. Native species you might spy as you explore include wolves, turtles, brown bears, and lynx. Don't miss the remnants of an Illyrian fortress. Use our Plitvice Lakes National Park route builder site to arrange your visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park and other attractions in Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • Worth the experience, I made the circuit and that it is one of the shortest (approx. 2hours) but it had followed! Really amazing site... I played with autumn colors, recommended 100%
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  • Terraced lakes, lush green dense forest and an amazingly thought track plan to explore the sites. A person looking forward to visit Croatia must head to Plitvice and if you do make sure you have plent...  more »
  • Fantastic place that you don not have to miss. We have bought the two days ticket going around we our new born. Not suggested to use the stroller. Be careful to the footbridges without handrail when t...  more »
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  • The only downer is you can't swim here. Gorgeous place. Fairly shaded, bathrooms here and there, picnic area where you can buy food/drink if needed. Awesome cave, definitely go in. We got there just before 7:45am. Parked at entrance 2, bought tickets and made the long trek to the entrance. No lines to speak of at this point. Did route H and took shuttle to northwest point. Brought breakfast and ate a quick bite before starting (group of 7 adults). Started hiking at 9:15. Took lots of pics along the way, stopped for coffee at picnic area half way through, saw the cave and waterfall, got back to car around 3pm. Definitely started getting crowded half way through. Worth the trip. I'd park at entrance 1 if possible next time.
  • Would love it more if I was able to visit here during the quieter period, but the tour I was with made the most of our time there. Plenty of options for shorter or longer routes and manageable paths if it's dry. The scenery and the colours of the waters are gorgeous and clear with plenty of fish. Has big lakes and also some waterfalls. Had a relaxing boat ride. Would try another transport when it's less busy.
  • This is unique national park you should visit in all seasons with exception of high summer due to high temperature and too many visitors. I prefer spring and autumn for the colors. Winter is also interesting for the snow I will present in pictures. There are many trails around lakes and dense forest. You can stay in hotels or apartments as you need more then one day to properly explore this gem of national park. And you need to visit all national parks in Croatia as every one is special and true beauty.
  • Well worth the visit. Gets quite busy, parking can be difficult and end up on the road. Lakes though are spectacular, amazing colour. It is easy more than one days visit if you want to do plenty of walking this is the best way as queues for boats and bus can be long.
  • Stunning 🤩🤩🤩 Well worth a visit if the weather is sunny so you can appreciate the colors. Absolutely Not good the queue for the ferry! Waited an hour and a half, standing, with 38 degrees, people passing ahead to skip the queue telling they had friends or family after.... All the rest was beautiful, the ferry (once we got on!) and the train were spacious and comfortable A must to do in Croatia! 🇭🇷🇭🇷🇭🇷
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