Plitvice Lakes National Park: All You Need To Know (By a Local)

Plan your visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park with our expert tips, best routes, and local insights from frequent travelers.
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Croatian-Slovenian full-time travel duo, photographers, bloggers and travel journalists for over 4 years. We write in-depth travel guides about destinations we have personally visited, providing practical travel tips and recommendations.

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We absolutely loved Plitvice Lakes every time we visited. Arijana, a Croatian who has been to Plitvice many times at different times of the year, can confirm that it is worth visiting every season.

On our last visit, we went to Plitvice Lakes at the end of August, which is quite a busy time, as it is the height of the summer season. Still, since we visited right at opening time, we had a great part of the trails at Plitvice without too many crowds of people. Towards the end, once groups and tour buses already arrived, it got quite busy, but it was still manageable.

Read on to learn all about Plitvice Lakes and how to visit them, as well as more practical travel tips like this.

About Plitvice Lakes National Park

Nested in the mountainous Lika-Senj region, halfway between the coast and the capital, Zagreb, lies the magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park. This natural wonderland became a protected national park in 1949 and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Plitvička Jezera (meaning Plitvice Lakes), also known as Plitvice National Park, is Croatia’s oldest and largest national park and also its most famous.

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This national park is renowned for its fascinating landscape of cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, and lush green forests. The park boasts a series of interconnected lakes and waterfalls that create a mesmerizing sight to behold.

It’s a world-class attraction visited by countless tourists every year. However, visitor numbers have been limited to 10.000 daily, much like in Krka National Park, another must-visit national park in Croatia.

The park is also home to rare bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

The colors of the lakes range from emerald green to aqua blue, and the water is so clear that you can easily spot fish swimming beneath the surface.

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Buy your tickets now and reserve your time slot – required for entry.


  1. From Zagreb: Plitvice Lakes & Rastoke Tour With Tickets
  2. From Zadar: Round-trip Transfer to Plitvice Lakes
  3. From Split: Fully-Guided Tour | Self-Guided Tour
  4. On-spot: Guided Walking Tour


  1. Hotel Jezero – inside the national park
  2. Hotel Degenija – top-rated nearby hotel
  3. Plitvice Holiday Resort – great hotel/resort nearby
  4. M&N Zafran – affordable rooms in Grabovac


  1. Fly into Zagreb/Zadar/Split – check the flights
  2. Drive yourself – check car rentals
  3. Get by bus – check the buses

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Overview of Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes consist of 16 interconnected lakes and over 90 waterfalls, which are often “arranged” in cascades. And even though the lakes are the most attractive part of the national park, they cover just under 1% of the total area.

The lake system of Plitvice is divided into two main parts: Lower and Upper Lakes. Twelve lakes form the Upper Lakes and four the Lower Lakes.

Lower Lakes are located right next to Entrance 1, while Upper Lakes are located right next to Entrance 2. Between those two areas, you can either walk (red trails on the map), or use one of the national park’s panoramic vehicles, or a boat that can take you across Lake Kozjak.

Disclaimer: Lake Kozjak is the largest and lowest of the Upper Lakes. But for the sake of easier navigation around the park, when we say Upper Lakes, we mean all the upper lakes except Kozjak, like Galovac and Gradinsko.

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How to get to Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes is located in Central Croatia, midway between the cities of Zagreb and Zadar, both a 2 hours drive away. From Split, it’s 2 hours and 40 minutes to Plitvice Lakes and from Dubrovnik about 5 hours of a drive.

Distance from nearby destinations:

  • Zagreb: 135 km, 2 hours
  • Zadar: 140 km, 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Split: 260 km, 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Dubrovnik: 460 km, 5 hours
  • Ljubljana: 255 km, 3 hours
  • Croatian Istria (Rovinj, Pula): 260 – 275 km, 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Slovenian Istria (Piran, Portorose) & Trieste: 240 – 270 km, 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Venice: 400 km, 5 hours

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Plitvice National Park Entrance Fee

The adult entrance ticket for Plitvice Lakes National Park costs 40 euros in the summer, 23 euros in the spring and autumn, and 10 euros in the winter. Tickets for children ages 7-18 cost about half of adult tickets, and children under 7 have free entry.

Plitvice Lakes National Park operates entry on a timed slot basis, meaning you must buy your ticket for a specific day, time, and entrance. You can not enter before your slot, but you can enter up to 1 hour later. In practice, if your slot is 8 AM, you can enter until 9 AM. You can not enter before your slot.

MonthsAdultsChildren (7-18)Students
Nov – Mar€10€4€6
Apr, May, Oct€23€6€14
Jun – Sep€40€15€25
Jun – Sep (after 4 pm)€25€9€15

Price list of Plitvice Lakes National Park one-day ticket.

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The entrance tickets to Plitvice Lakes National Park include transport by electric boat and a panoramic train, which you can take to cross from one part to another. The boat is especially useful when moving between the Lower and Upper Lakes, so you can get from one side of Kozjak Lake to another.


If you visit after 4 PM between June and the end of September, you only pay 25 euros. The sunset time in Plitvice Lakes in mid-June is 8:45 PM, in mid-July 8:40 PM, in mid-August 8 PM, and in mid-September 7 PM.

So, if you plan to take the shorter route, you can still get a good value visit even if you enter after 4 PM.

Coming in any season except the summer means you’ll pay considerably less for your visit, especially as a family.

You can be sure that most Croatians, Slovenians, and visitors from other nearby countries visit outside the peak summer months.

We, as a Croatian and Slovenian couple, broke that rule in 2023 when we visited in late summer. Still, we loved it, even with more people and higher price.

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Where to buy the tickets

We recommend buying Plitvice Lakes tickets online, but you can also buy the park tickets on the spot at Entrance 1 and Entrance 2.

Waiting to buy the tickets on the spot is not a good idea because of the immense number of visitors and the daily cap of 10.000. So it’s best to secure your spot, as tickets do tend to run out fast, especially in the high season.

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If you’re planning on visiting Plitvice Lakes last minute, you should check the availabilty online where you can see slots that are still available.

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Two day ticket

While the one-day ticket is most commonly bought for Plitvice Lakes National Park, there is also a two-day validity ticket.

If you’re the explorer type of person or just want to spread out visiting the upper lakes on one day, and lower lakes on another day, take the two-day ticket.

But the one-day ticket is enough for most people (us included). With our recommended route, you can easily explore all the best spots in one day (more about that soon).

MonthsAdultsChildren (7-18)Students
Nov – Mar€15€7€9
Apr, May, Oct€39€10€20
Jun – Sep€60€20€40

Price list of Plitvice Lakes National Park two-day ticket.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Opening Hours

Plitvice Lakes National Park is open the whole year from 7 am until 8 pm, with only some specific parts closed during the winter (for safety reasons).

FacilityOpening Hours
Entrance 107:00 – 19:00
Entrance 207:00 – 19:00
Parking lot at Entrance 107:00 – 20:00
Parking lot at Entrance 207:00 – 20:00
Electric Boat P1 – P207:30 – 19:00 (every 30 min)
Electric Boat P2 – P308:00 – 17:00 (every 30 min)
Electric Boat P3 – P208:30 – 17:30 (every 30 min)
Panoramic Train ST2 – ST108:00 – 18:45 (every 30 min)
Panoramic Train ST1 – ST208:15 – 19:00 (every 30 min)
Panoramic Train ST2 – ST307:45 – 18:00 (every 30 min)
Panoramic Train ST3 – ST208:15 – 18:30 (every 30 min)

Opening hours of Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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Best time to visit Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes is a year-round destination, open every day of the year, with each season offering a unique perspective of the park’s natural beauty.

Generally, July and August are considered the best months to visit Plitvice Lakes in Croatia. However, the best time to visit Plitvice Lakes is actually spring and autumn, with fewer crowds, cheaper prices, and still beautiful nature.

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Arijana, one of this blog’s writers from Croatia, visited Plitvice Lakes in spring, summer, autumn, and winter and enjoyed each visit.


The water levels are high in spring, and the park is adorned with vibrant colors and blooming flowers.


Autumn brings a different kind of beauty, with the changing colors of the foliage creating a picturesque setting. However, ensure you don’t come too late when all the leaves fall from the trees. You really have to time it perfectly!


Winter is also a great time to visit Plitvice Lakes if you enjoy a winter wonderland. The park is less crowded, and the frozen waterfalls create a magical atmosphere. However, some areas of the park may be inaccessible during this time.


To avoid the crowds at Plitvice Lakes, we recommend visiting early in the morning (preferably right at opening) or late afternoon when most visitors slowly leave the park. Also, coming on a weekday is a much better choice than coming on the weekend.

Still, you can expect lots of people year-round, maybe a bit less in the winter. The fact that 1.3 to 1.5 million people visit the national park yearly says it all. After all, it is our most famous attraction.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Entrances

Plitvice Lakes National Park has two main entrances, Entrance 1 and Entrance 2.

There are also two other entrances, the unofficial Entrance 3, located near Plitvica Selo (convenient if you stay there), and the Auxiliary Entrance “Flora” used for those staying in hotels near Entrance 2.

These entrances provide access to different parts of the park, allowing you to choose the starting point for your exploration.

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Is Entrance 1 better than Entrance 2?

Both Entrance 1 and Entrance 2 provide access to beautiful parts of Plitvice Lakes National Park, and you can get from one part to another, no matter which entrance you choose. Both entrances also have ticket booths for buying the tickets.

So, the choice of entrance depends on your preferences and what you want to see first.

Entrance 1 is located above the Lower Lakes and is the most popular starting point. From this entrance, you can easily access the stunning Veliki Slap, the largest waterfall in the park.

Entrance 2, on the other hand, is located near the Upper Lakes and offers a different starting point for your exploration. From this entrance, you can access the beautiful landscapes of the Upper Lakes and enjoy panoramic views of the park.


Please note that parking at Plitvice Lakes is paid and is not included in the ticket. The parking costs 1 EUR per hour in the off season and 1.5 EUR per hour in the season (1st of June till 30th of September).

Both entrances have large parking lots.

Routes at Plitvice Lakes

Once inside the park, several well-marked trails guide you through the stunning landscapes of Plitvice Lakes. The trails vary in length and difficulty, so you can choose to follow a shorter route that takes around 2-3 hours or opt for a longer hike that can take up to 8 hours.

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On the way to the Upper Lakes, following route C

Plitvice Lakes Routes

There are seven hiking trails in Plitvice Lakes National Park. We suggest checking all of them thoroughly before your visit to see which one best suits you.

  1. Route A (3.5 km, 2-3 hours): This is a shorter route that starts at Entrance 1 and takes you to the lower lakes, including the Great Waterfall.

  2. Route B (4 km, 3-4 hours): This route starts similarly to Route A but also includes a boat ride across Kozjak Lake.

  3. Route C (8 km, 4-5 hours): Considered the best route by many, including us, Route C starts at Entrance 1 and takes you to Veliki Slap and the lower lakes, then a boat ride across Lake Kozjak to the upper lakes to see numerous waterfalls, including the second-largest one, Veliki Prštavac.

  4. Route E (5.1 km, 2-3 hours): This route starts at Entrance 2 and takes you along the upper lakes, including Kozjak Lake with a short ride across the narrowest part.

  5. Route F (4.6 km, 3-4 hours): Starting from Entrance 2, it involves a boat ride across Kozjak Lake to visit the lower lakes and Great Waterfall before returning with a panoramic vehicle back to Entrance 2.

  6. Route H (8.9 km, 4-6 hours): Starting at Entrance 2, this route includes a bus ride to the site near Prošćansko Lake, from where you start to explore the upper lakes before taking a boat ride across Lake Kozjak to Lower Lakes and then returning back to Entrance 2 with a panoramic vehicle.

  7. Route K (18.3 km, 6-8 hours): The longest routes, K1 and K2, involve walking all around the lakes and only taking a boat ride to cross the Kozjak Lake on the narrowest part. K1 starts and ends at Entrance 1, while K2 starts and ends at Entrance 2.

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Find detailed maps of routes on the official website.

Our recommendation and personal trail choice for Plitvice Lakes is Route C, which is 8.1 km in length and takes 4 to 5 hours to complete.

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Route C Map – Source: Plitvice Lakes NP

It’s perfect because you start immediately at, in our opinion, the best part, at Entrance 1, by visiting the viewpoint above the Great Waterfall before getting down to the base of it.

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This will be your first sight when you enter through the Entrance 1.

Then, you walk on wooden boardwalks through stunning nature towards the shore of Kozjak Lake, where you take an electric boat across to the other part of the lake.

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Once there, you get to see Veliki Prštavac and Mali Prštavac waterfalls (in Croatian: big and small sprinkler), Galovački Buk, as well as smaller waterfalls and lakes.

Lastly, you take a panoramic train ride back to Entrance 1, where you started the day.

We think Trail C is perfect for any visitor to Plitvice Lakes, as it conveniently covers all the main spots.

Some longer trails involve a lot more walking instead of the boat ride across Kozjak Lake. The walk is nice, but if you have limited time and still want to do something the same the day after visiting the park, Route C, which includes the boat ride, is a much better choice.


If you’re visiting the park in the afternoon and are interested in the Route C, we recommend Route H instead.

It can happen that if you start at entrance 1 in the afternoon and do Route C, that you’ll be too late for the last boat connecting the Lower to the Upper Lakes. So you would have to instead walk a lot more to get there.

So in the afternoon, Route H is a better choice, as you can still catch the last boat ride across Lake Kozjak.

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All the routes are well marked across the whole Plitvice Lakes NP.

Travel Map

We created an interactive Plitvice Lakes travel map that you can use to navigate around during your visit. You can bookmark it (click the star icon), then open it on your phone’s Google Maps app and use it on the go.

Interactive Plitvice Lakes National Park Map

Main attractions and things to see in Plitvice Lakes

Some of the main attractions and things to see in the Plitvice Lakes park include Veliki Slap (Great Waterfall), part of the Lower Lakes, the largest waterfall in the park at 78 meters, and the Upper lakes with numerous stunning waterfalls like Veliki Prštavac and Mali Prštavac.

We really enjoyed walking on the wooden bridges across the lakes and near the waterfalls, which is definitely the best thing to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park.

That’s why the two best parts of Plitvice are the boardwalks of Lower Lakes and the boardwalks around the waterfalls of Upper Lakes.

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1. Veliki Slap (Great Waterfall)

Veliki Slap, also known as the Great Waterfall, is one of the most famous spots in Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Fun fact: The Great Waterfall (Veliki Slap) in Plitvice National Park is the highest waterfall in Croatia, at 78 meters.

TIP: Slap means Waterfall in Croatian (and Slovenian!).

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Cascading down a 78-meter drop, this breathtaking waterfall is a must-see attraction in the park. The sheer power and beauty of Veliki Slap make it a picture-perfect spot.

You can get great views of Veliki Slap right at the panoramic viewpoint at Entrance 1. So even if you don’t go to the base of it, you can get a nice view of it. Although we highly recommend walking the boardwalks towards the Great Waterfall. They lead through really beautiful spots.

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Panoramic viewpoint of Great Waterfall

2. Boardwalks of Lower Lakes

Speaking of the boardwalks, the best part of the park is right there, in the Lower Lakes part, where Veliki Slap is located. We liked this area the most.

Fun fact: The lower lakes end with the last lake forming the Korana River.

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3. Boardwalks of Upper Lakes

Similarly to the Lower Lakes, the boardwalks of Upper Lakes allow you to walk all around many small and bigger waterfalls, like Veliki and Mali Prštavac and Galovački Buk.

We highly recommend not skipping the Upper Lakes, as the boardwalks take you through some truly breathtaking scenery.

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4. Veliki Prštavac and Mali Prštavac

Veliki Prštavac and Mali Prštavac mean Big and Small Sprinkler in Croatian (veliki – big, mali – small, prštavac – sprinkler). They are both located in the stunning area between Lake Kozjak and Lake Galovac of the upper lakes.

5. Galovački Buk

Nearby Veliki and Mali Prštavac, you can find Galovački Buk, one of the park’s most photographed and stunning waterfalls. It shares a part of its name with Skradinski Buk in Krka National Park, which it also resembles. But of course, it’s much smaller!

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Galovački Buk Waterfall – Plitvice Lakes NP

6. Cliff Viewpoints of Plitvice Lakes

The Cliff Viewpoints that overlook Plitvice Lakes are free to visit, as they are located just outside the park’s boundary.

So, if you have already visited the park or just want to get a view of Plitvice Lakes when passing by the area and don’t want to visit the park itself, you can do that.

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On our last visit, we only had a one-day ticket to Plitvice, so on the next day, we drove by car from our apartment in Grabovac to the cliff viewpoints. Beyond having a car, renting an E-Bike is a great way to visit spots like these in the area.

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What to pack for visiting Plitvice Lakes

Here are some essential items to pack for your visit:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: The park’s hiking trails can be uneven and slippery, so wearing comfortable, sturdy shoes is essential.
  • Layers of clothing: The weather at the park can change quickly, so we recommend dressing in layers that can be easily added or removed.
  • Rain gear: The park is known for its frequent rainfall, so it is a good idea to pack an umbrella, waterproof jacket, or poncho.
  • Sunscreen and hat: Many parts of the park’s trails are exposed to the sun, so it’s important to protect yourself.
  • Insect repellent: Mosquitoes and other insects can be present in the park, especially during the warmer months.
  • Water bottle and snacks: It is important to stay hydrated and energized during your visit, so we recommend carrying a reusable water bottle and some snacks.

On our last visit in late August, the weather was a mix of sun, clouds, thunder, rain, and sun again. We were happy we took our umbrellas. Otherwise, we’d be soaking wet.

We were also super early, so the restaurant at Kozjačka Draga was still closed. So, having some snacks with us was a great idea, as it was the perfect picnic spot while waiting for the boat across Lake Kozjak.

What and where to eat in Plitvice Lakes

Here are some of our recommendations for what and where to eat:

  • Restaurant Lička Kuća: Located at Entrance 1, this restaurant offers a taste of traditional Croatian cuisine, including grilled meat, traditional soups, fresh pasta, trout, and yummy desserts. We loved the food at Lička Kuća, as it’s a great place to try local specialties.

  • Restaurant Degenija: Part of Hotel Degenija in Rakovica, about 5km north of the park, this famous restaurant offers a diverse menu with international and traditional local options.

  • Bistro Old Shatterhand: Also in Rakovica, the Bistro is known for great burgers of excellent quality, but also lots of other traditional dishes.

And if you by any chance end up in Rastoke, check out Konoba Kum which serves delicious food and incredibly large pizzas. We loved eating there, and the portions were all big.

Another “cheaper” restaurant worth mentioning is Caffe & Pizzeria Rendulić in Rakovica with normal prices and good food.

However, there are also quite a few simple restaurants and bistros in the park itself. Plus there is the Restaurant Jezero, part of Hotel Jezero, with local and international cuisine. It’s not the best-rated restaurant, but it’s a convenient option for those staying at the hotel.


As expected for an extremely popular location like Plitvice Lakes, the restaurants in and around the park can be extremely expensive for what you get.

Check our hand-picked restaurants, and above all, check the latest reviews.

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Can you stay inside Plitvice Lakes National Park?

Yes, you can stay inside Plitvice Lakes National Park at Hotel Jezero or Hotel Plitvice within the park, which offer comfortable rooms, some even with beautiful views of the lakes.

We recommend booking your stay in advance, as availability can be limited, especially during summer.

Staying inside the park allows you to enjoy early access to the lakes before the crowds arrive, plus you can enjoy the wellness center, and on-site restaurant and bar.

Staying in nearby towns

We recommend staying outside the park if you want to save some money on accommodation and, in general, get better value for money.

Several nearby towns offer cozy and affordable stays, like Grabovac and Rakovica, located just a short drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park. These towns offer a peaceful, picturesque atmosphere and easy access to the park – just a 10 to 15 minute drive away.

Other nearby towns, such as Slunj and Rastoke, also offer a nice selection of accommodation options. Although further away, about a 30-minute drive, it’s well-connected to the park.

On our last visit to Plitvice Lakes, we stayed for a few nights in a lovely room in M&N Zafran, which was a great starting point for visiting both the park and other nearby attractions.

For a bit different experience, check out Plitvice Holiday Resort, which offers a variety of accommodation options, including tents, lake houses, and even tree houses.

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Things to do near Plitvice Lakes

In addition to visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park, we recommend other attractions and activities in the surrounding area, which has some great things to do. So staying for a night or two is really worth it and visiting only the lakes would be a shame.

The best places to see and activities to do near Plitvice Lakes:

For most things in the area, you need your own mode of transport (car/bike), as public transport is limited. A great option to explore places around Plitvice Lakes National Park is to rent an E-bike in Rakovica, with which you can easily visit all the main spots.

You can also join the Plitvice Countryside Bike Tour, which includes Barać Caves in the itinerary.

To visit the famous airbase, there’s the Guided Željava Airbase Tour and the Guided Buggy Tour, which also visits other off-the-beaten-path spots like the abandoned Tito Villa.


If you don’t plan on driving, we recommend contacting Plitvice Lakes Taxi & Transfers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you swim in the Plitvice Lakes?

Swimming in the Plitvice Lakes is strictly prohibited to protect the delicate ecosystem of this UNESCO site. The closest area where you can swim is the Korana river, just north of the park, but the easiest is in Rastoke, 30 minutes away.

What are the ticket prices, and are there any discounts available?

Ticket prices for Plitvice Lakes National Park vary depending on the season, and the highest price is 40 EUR for adults in the summer. There are discounts available for children, students, seniors, and groups, and visits in the late afternoon after 4 PM.

Do you need to book tickets in advance?

We highly recommend booking tickets in advance, as you can stay without a spot, due to the daily visitor limit (especially in high season). You can buy tickets on the spot, but we don’t recommend it.

Are pets allowed in Plitvice Lakes National Park?

Pets (dogs) are allowed in Plitvice Lakes National Park, but they must always be on a leash.

What is the best time of day to visit to avoid large crowds?

To avoid large crowds at Plitvice Lakes National Park, we recommend visiting right at the opening in the morning or late in the afternoon when day trip groups leave.

Can you visit Plitvice Lakes during the winter?

Plitvice Lakes National Park is open year-round, including during the winter season, which is also a good time to visit. If you’re lucky you can witness the park covered in snow with frozen waterfalls. Some establishments like restaurants might be closed, but most of the park is open during winter.

How much time do you need to see Plitvice Lakes?

We recommend at least a half-day in Plitvice Lakes, while a full day trip allows you to explore the whole park at a more relaxed pace, including seeing spots like the cliffside viewpoints. However, even a few hours at Plitvice can be enough. For a half-day visit, we recommend route C, which you can complete in about 4 hours.

Which is better, Krka or Plitvice?

Both Krka National Park and Plitvice Lakes National Park offer stunning natural beauty, and while Krka is known for its big cascading waterfall Skradinski Buk, and swimming opportunities, Plitvice is a better choice for a long walk in nature around its interconnected lakes and waterfalls. We recommend visiting both Plitvice and Krka.

Is visiting Plitvice Lakes worth it?

Plitvice Lakes are a Croatian Icon and a must-visit destination in Croatia for a reason: they are absolutely stunning.

One of the main reasons Plitvice Lakes National Park is worth visiting is its interconnected lakes and countless waterfalls, which you can see walking the boardwalks of both Lower and Upper Lakes.

Every corner of the park offers picturesque views that are hard to get elsewhere.

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Thank you for reading this article on Plitvice Lakes National Park. We hope we convinced you to visit and, above all, helped you plan your trip.

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With 24/7 worldwide assistance, Heymondo insurance includes comprehensive coverage for medical expenses, trip cancellations, and baggage loss or delay. Tip: Shipped Away readers get 5% off.

For digital nomads or full-time travelers, we recommend SafetyWing, which also includes brief visits to your home country every 3 months abroad.


We use Omio, FlixBus, or 12go to book trains, buses, and taxis in Croatia. Croatia is also easily explored by car, which we recommend booking here.


While you can pay for many things by card in Croatia, our country still relies on cash. So we recommend taking out a good amount each time you visit an ATM. Note: There is usually a flat fee at almost every ATM.

Get a Wise card to save money on additional conversion fees and ATM transactions from your bank.


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