Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park

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#1 of 400 in Parks in Croatia
Must see · World heritage site · National Park · Nature / Park
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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  • If I could rate this higher I would! We had such an incredible time at this park, very much worth the drive from Dubrovnik. It was fall 2019 and we were graced with fall colors in full bloom! The...  more »
  • This wasnt the first time that we visited Plitvice. Day was beautifull, sunny and before several days was a heavy rain..There was a plenty of water, so waterfalls were awesome.We took C tour...  more »
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  • Magnificent place to be. There are different trails and each of them gives you a never ending feel of pure nature beauty, I spent half of the day on the longest one and it’s definitely worth it.
  • Awesome place. Must visit. Visiting in off season and after 2 pm is recommended for lesser crowd. In morning too many visitors and will not get enough time to watch the beauty.

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Popular things to do in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Waterfall
The Lower Lakes
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Sastavci
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Veliki Slap
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Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Gradinsko Lake
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Nature in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Water Body
The Upper Lakes Plitvica
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Waterfall
Mali Buk
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Cave
Barac Caves Nova Krslja
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Water Body
Gavanovac Lake Plitvica
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Wildlife Area
Rastoke Slunj
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Bear Sanctuary Kuterevo
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
Nehaj Castle Senj
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Beach
Lukovo Beach Senj
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Waterfall
Pevalekovi Slapovi Plitvica
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Geologic Formation
Veliki Prstavac Plitvica
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Waterfall
Slapovi Milke Trnine Plitvica
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
National Park
Le Parc National de Plitvice
4.4
Duration: 8 hours

Nearby attractions in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Bike Tour
Degenija Tours Rakovica
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Ranch Terra Rakovica
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Duration: 4 hours
Water Body
Milanovac Lake Plitvica
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Water Body
Kozjak
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Wildlife Area
Konjicki Klub Rakovica Rakovica
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min