Plitvice Lakes National Park

The Plitvice Lakes is Croatia’s most famous national park and among the most beautiful sights in Europe. Due to their natural diversity, they are on the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Read more on the National Park website!

The Plitvice lakes consist of 16 connected lakes and numerous waterfalls, surrounded by dense forests. Many trails and small wooden bridges built just above the calm water host travelers from around the world.

Tour from Split to Plitvice Lakes

If you are staying in Split Central Dalmatia County, I feel obligated to give you an explanation about this tour before you book this trip.

No doubt that taking a tour to Plitvice Lakes from Split is a great experience. First of all, you should expect a long drive. It will take two hours and a half in each direction. It means that you will spend at least 5 hours on the bus; it’s better to count 6 hours from my experience.

I must say this is the only disadvantage of this tour. The distance between Split and Plitvice National Park is 250 km (155 miles). Day tours from Split to Plitvice Lakes typically last eight to 12 hours. 

Despite everything, once you get to the lakes, you will forget all the effort or fatigue. The rest is just like in a fairy tale. The whole park is enormous, and it would take more than a day to see the entire park.

Plitvice Lakes National Park map

There are some different length pathways that you could take depending on how much time you will have; the standard route takes about 2-3 hours by foot.

There are also opportunities to take a boat tour on the lakes, included in most organized tours from Split. You will also find restaurants, so there is no need to worry about bringing your food.

And to conclude, I ask you just one thing – keep the beautiful National Park Plitvice Lakes clean for future generations!

Frequently asked questions about Lakes tour?

What is average tour price to Plitvice from Split?

If you decide to book just transportation, price is about 50 €. If you opt for a guide and park entrance ticket, than price is around 100 € ( 120 $ ).

Is it possible to avoid crowds at Plitvice Lakes?

Plitvice as the most popular destination is always crowded, particularly in high season (July – August). It’s less crowded in lower season April – June and September- October. It can be visited also in winter period when there aren’t crowds at all.

Are this tour suitable for children?

Yes, it is! But don’t forget that it’s a long journey and a lot of walking once you get there.

Are the tours to Plitvice National Park, a wheelchair-friendly?

Even buses going to Lakes are not equipped for wheelchair, there is enough space on the bus for a foldable wheelchair. It will be difficult to visit the whole park, due to many stairs, but you ca still enjoy the big part of the National Park on a wheelchair.

How much in advance you should book your tour to Plitvice NP?

At least 2 to 3 days in advance as local tour operators have a limited number of traveler they can bring. If it’s sold out for that day, there is no way to bring any additional number of travelers.

Are there tours to Plitvice National Park from any other Croatia’s towns?

Yes, you can take a tour from Zagreb or from Zadar. Both cities are less distant from Plitvice than Split or Dubrovnik.

Plitvice Lakes scenery