We had booked an early bus* to take us to Plitvice Lakes and it took just under two hours, arriving at 10.15am. It was a very scenic journey through the mountains, so I was told by Dave (this power napper fell asleep within 5 minutes…!).
Plitvice Lakes is an absolute must see when visiting Croatia. It consists of sixteen lakes, connected by a series of waterfalls. It was one of the most beautiful places I have had the pleasure of visiting, and the pictures just couldn’t do it justice. Turquoise lakes, wooden bridges, and huge waterfalls – it was absolutely spectacular. We got there around 10.15 and it wasn’t too busy then so I would advise getting there as early as possible as when we were due to leave there was large groups of school trips arriving!
We headed towards the largest waterfall first, Veliki Slap, which is around 78 meters high. We then followed the wooden path along the bubbling streams. I would advise good shoewear as the platforms can be wet and slippery and some uneven. It can also feel quite cool under the waterfalls so take layers.
You can take a picnic to eat at Plitvice but we decided to just grab some food at the cafe mid way through the walk and was pleasantly greeted with the largest burger I have ever seen!
We left around 15.30 , but you could easily spend a whole day (or longer!) exploring this enchanting place.
*We arranged all of our bus transport in Croatia through the website below.