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Day trip to National Park Plitvice

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If you are a nature lover, a day trip from Split to Plitvice lakes is a must do. Plitvice lakes is the first Croatian national park and also the biggest one. It was established in 1949. The park is known for its karst hydrography and a diversity of animal and plant life.

Getting to Plitvice lakes

National park Plitvice lakes are situated in continental Croatia. The distance from Split is 267 km by the shortest route, which is around 3 hours time wise. This route partially includes the highway; in Dugopolje you enter the highway, exit at exit number 13 - Gornja Ploca towards Udbina/Korenica and continue by a local road. Toll applies on the highway route.

In case you are travelling by bus, there are frequent buses from Split to Zagreb which stop frequently in larger places during the ride, one of which is, of course, the National park Plitvice. Normally, bus ride takes longer than a car ride, app. 4 - 4.15 hours.

National park sightseeing

Plitvice lakes are open all year round. Each season in the park is special; whether it is the snow, the colours of autumn or the green in the summer, the park is always unique in its beauty. The water in the lakes changes its colour depending on the quantity of minerals and organisms and the angle of sunlight.

The park has two entrances: the northern and the southern.

From the northern entrance 4 sightseeing programs are available:

• A - includes Lower lakes sightseeing by foot on wooden paths; you will see the largest waterfall "Veliki slap" and some of the lakes (2-3 hours)
• B - Lower lakes sightseeing, electric boat ride on the largest lake, Kozjak (3-4 hours)
• C - Lower and Upper lakes sightseeing, walking and electric boat ride, panoramic train (4-6 hours)
• K - sightseeing of the entire park on foot (6-8 hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the southern entrance 4 sightseeing programs are also available:

• E - Upper lakes sightseeing, panoramic train, walk and a short boat ride across the Kozjak lake (2-3 hours)
• F - Lower lakes sightseeing, walking, a boat ride across the Kozjak lake, panoramic train and sightseeing points (3-4 hours)
• H - Lower and Upper lakes sightseeing, a boat ride across the Kozjak lake, panoramic train (4-6 hours)
• K - sightseeing of the entire park on foot (6-8 hours)

For those who are a bit more adventurous, mountaineering is also possible in the vicinity of the park, on Medvjedak mountain track which belongs to the Medvjedak (Bear's Mount). There are two trails and the tours last 2 - 2.30 hours.

Entrance fee

Period

Nov 1 - Mar 31

April 1 - Oct 31

Adults

80 kn

110 kn

Adults groups

70 kn

100 kn

Children 7- 18 years

40 kn

55 kn

Children 7 -18 (groups)

35 kn

50 kn

The entrance fee includes bus service, the electric ferry boat ride, the hiking trail routes, the insurance and the taxes.

For those coming with a car, a camper or a trailer, there is a parking space at both entrances to the park and the following fees apply:

• car - 7 kn/hour
• camper - 70 kn/day
• trailer - 70 kn/day

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