Escape into nature with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park (known to locals as Plitvička Jezera), an unbelievably beautiful forest reserve in central Croatia. Plitvice is a three-hour drive away from Rovinj, making it an easy and very worthwhile day trip. You can explore the hiking trails, take a boat tour of the lakes and around the park and stay at a scenic hotel or the on one of the campsites, Camp Korana and Camp Borje.
The beauty of Plitvice lies in its network of lakes that spill into one another via crystal clear waterfalls. All in all there are 16 lakes to explore in the park, each with their own distinctive colour, with the water exiting from the lowest lake into the Korana River. During the winter, Plitvice becomes a hub for skiiers and snow sport enthusiasts, with the Mukinje ski resort nearby next to the DC429 state road, about 2.5km away from the park.
Travel tip: Cycling is not allowed at Plitvice Lakes park, and note that you won't be able to swim in the lakes. You can, however, bring your dog along if you've got one!
There are several types of entrance tickets to choose from including guided tours, one-day visits and two-day visits. The entrance ticket price includes transport within the park via electric boat and panorama train. Opening hours vary depending on the season.
The park is located in central Croatia near the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It's about two and half hours from both Split and Zagreb, and one and a half hours from Zadar.
There are two entrances to the park, with Entrance 2 usually less crowded than Entrance 1.
Throughout the Year
One-day ticket (January-March & November-December)
One-day ticket (April-June & September-October)
Plitvice Lakes National Park