What to Expect at Plitvice Lakes National Park – Croatia's Best National Park

One of our favorite places in Croatia is Plitvice Lakes National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage site consists of around 20 lakes and numerous waterfalls that are stunning to behold. Plitvice Lakes is definitely a must-see when you come to Croatia, so in this video, we’ll share with you what you can expect when you go to the park, and our tips for getting the most out of your visit.

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11 thoughts on “What to Expect at Plitvice Lakes National Park – Croatia's Best National Park

  1. WOW! It looks BEAUTIFUL! lol way to both commit to a 5 hour hike together. Proud of you. It looks like it was worth it. The waterfall at the vary beginning was lovely. Love all the colors and the mini waterfalls on your walk too. Also, I can't believe you sat on the floor for 2 hours on the bus to get there!! That's wild the bus was that oversold and still let everyone on. Way to have a positive attitude and just roll with the punches.

  2. Wow! Plitvice Lakes looks so pretty! We were thinking of going there as we're just a couple of hours drive away at the moment. We're surprised how busy it is. We've been in Croatia for the last month or so, and we haven't seen nearly as many tourists as you had in your video. That must be where all the people are!

  3. Sorry that your day started so badly by having to sit on the floor of the bus 😣
    But looks like the day turned out great! Can’t believe how many people there were!
    The lakes are gorgeous, the colour is stunning 💙💚
    Great idea to pack your own lunch, the lines for food seemed pretty long 🙈

  4. You two are huge hikers! ("Doing this voluntarily" lol) It's something we rarely and nearly never do and we dedicate that time for eating more instead lol (hence we both gained weight) haha. The waterfalls are so calming and nice. Glad there are bathroom stops too! Such scenic views with bird chirping in the background!

  5. I love that David made a point to share he was doing the hike voluntarily 😁

    That is so cool you two keep pushing your limits when it comes to hiking…5 hrs is a long time!

    All of the little falls along the way were so pretty and relaxing.

  6. This brought back memories for us! That bus journey was crazy busy for you guys, sitting on the floor for that length of journey is crazy, hope they gave a discount for overbooking. Great job hiking 5 hours both of you! Also good planning to bring lunch with you, it looked super busy but still as beautiful as we remember, we’re thankful we drove though seeing the crowds😅

  7. I love to take recommendations from locals and reviews when I'm doing my trip planning and day trips too. This was such a pretty national park and I loved the waterfall views. Good tips about bringing your own lunch and water to avoid the lines and save some money! I think I'd still wait in line for that boat ride though! Scenery was great.

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