Plitvice Lakes National Park is of Croatia’s most popular natural attractions. Little wonder why it has visitors swooning: this UNESCO World Heritage Site is packed with enchanting forests, cascading waterfalls, and gem-toned lakes. Here are your options for exploring the park from Split.
Group tours offer a great-value way to experience the national park’s star attractions. After traveling to the park by bus, explore in the company of a guide. Group tours often include guided hikes around the Upper Lakes (Gornja Jezera), a cruise on the Lower Lakes (Donja Jezera), and a train ride. One-way Plitvice Lakes transfer tours, beginning in Split and ending in Zagreb (or vice versa), are also available.
If you want a personalized and flexible tour tailored to your needs, consider a private tour of Plitvice Lakes from Split. Guides can concoct customized itineraries that allow for a deep dive into the park, so you can tackle hiking routes tailored to your fitness abilities and take as much time as you need to frame your photographs of the stunning park.
Things to Know
The Plitvice Lakes are 155 miles (250 kilometers) from Split, about a 2.5-hour drive.
Day tours from Split to Plitvice Lakes typically last eight to 12 hours.
Entrance fees are included in most group and private tours.
Wear comfortable, thick-soled shoes, as some of the park’s boardwalk trails are uneven.
The park’s train and boat rides do not run from November through March.