Plitvice Lakes National Park Tourism

Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatian: Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera, colloquial Plitvice, pronounced [plîtʋitse]) is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region. The protected area extends over 296.85 square kilometres (73,350 acres). About 90% of this area is part of Lika-Senj County, while the remaining 10% is part of Karlovac County. Each year, more than 1 million visitors are recorded. Entrance is subject to variable charges, up to 180 kuna or around €24 per adult in peak season.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Plitvice Lakes National Park like a local. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Opatija, Croatia. Attractions in Opatija include Lungo, Volosko, Moscenicka Draga. To explore Plitvice Lakes National Park, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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  • Save 7% Plitvice Lakes Private Guided Walking Tour
    Plitvice Lakes Private Guided Walking Tour3 Reviews

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    This tour will take you to the one of most beautiful European park, protected by UNESCO since 1979, as a World Natural Herita...

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  • Save 7% Rakovica 5-Hour Countryside Bike Tour with Barac Caves
    Rakovica 5-Hour Countryside Bike Tour with Barac CavesNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    Explore the Plitvice countryside in a small group. Spend an interesting day on a bike cycling through the nature and forests ...

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  • Save 7% Plitvice Lakes 4h tour with panoramic boat ride
    Plitvice Lakes 4h tour with panoramic boat rideNew on TripHobo1 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Explore Plitvice lakes national park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on this half-day private tour. Hear about the history and...

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  • Save 7% Plitvice Lakes Private Night Walking Tour
    Plitvice Lakes Private Night Walking TourNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Join an expert guide on 2-hour walking tour during the night and enjoy lakes, waterfalls, moonlight and stars. Avoid the crow...

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  • Know the pollution level of Plitvice Lakes National Park before you plan your visit.

    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Plitvice Lakes National Park for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Plitvice Lakes National Park.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety Index 58.09 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 85.17 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 3.45 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 35.32 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.83 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 47.47 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Plitvice Lakes National Park

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.92 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 66.11 USD

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