Daily trips: Plitvice lakes

Plitvice are maybe the most popular national park in Croatia. And all for a good reason.

First of all, It is protected by the UNESCO. It consists of 16 interconnected lakes and over 90 waterfalls of different size. Now that you know the facts, know that you will be amazed by the nature there. Turquoise colour of the lakes and all the shades of green are a perfect setup for your photos.

How to get there?

From Zagreb:
From here, you can then take one of numerous buses to the Plitvice Lakes; journey time is about 2 hours 20 minutes. You can book tickets on the Zagreb Bus Terminal website.

From Zadar:
You can get to Plitvice from Zadar Bus Station. Journey time is about 2 hours.

From Dubrovnik:
There are no direct transport options from Dubrovnik to the Plitvice lakes – it’s simply too far a journey! (About 450km.) But to make the trip, you can take one of the frequent daily buses from Dubrovnik to Split, and then another from Split to the lakes. It’ll take you a long time, however!

Wherever you are in Croatia, there are also plenty of organized tours so you should look that up as well, that’s probably the safest and the easiest option.


The most expensive ticket for an adult on during the high season for 1 day is 180 HRK (~23 EUR). If you want to save on tickets, you can go after August (off season). Also, if you are a student, don’t forget to take your student ID.

You can do it like a daily trip, or to be more relaxed on your trip, you can stay overnight in Plitvice. There are accommodations around the Park, but you should check their availability prior to coming, especially during the high season.

It is best to visit Plitvice lakes early in the morning (if possible) because it will be less crowded and you’ll take some amazing photos to share with your friends.

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