Plitvice Lakes National Park is the largest national park of Croatia and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Register. This park is made up of 16 emerald lakes that cascade into each other. We had done ample research about Plitvice while we were planning our trip, but nothing could have prepared us for the stunning visuals that kept unfolding in front of us throughout the hike. It was truly magical!
Here’s a sneak peak of what our day looked like;
- The nearest airport is Zagreb. Plitvice is a 2 hours drive from Zagreb. The drive itself is gorgeous taking you through picturesque villages, mountains and streams.
- There are multiple trails that you can choose from once you reach Plitvice. The options range from a 2 hour trail to a 11 hour trail.
- We opted for the 5-6 hour trail as this gave us ample time to stop for pictures and enjoy the stunning views.
- It is better to go during off-peak season as it can get very crowded during the summer months. We went in March and had the luxury of having most of the place to ourselves. Also, we ended up taking some amazing pictures without causing a disturbance to fellow tourists.
- The entrance fee includes the entrance to the national park, the shuttle bus and the ferry service.
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