Travel Stories

A travel blog for a long-term expat, backpacker, traveler, ESL teacher, and photographer. 

Plitvice Lakes National Park


Plitvice Lakes National Park is a famously beautiful park due to its many teal lakes with endless waterfalls pouring into them. The park lies 260 kilometers from Split and around 130 from Zagreb. It's quite famous to visit year round, but summer, as I have heard, is most famous as visitors can swim in the waterfalls (google image it). Sadly, my chosen day to visit the park was overcast, cold, and spring (so no swimming). Spring also means rainy and thus, some parts of the park were flooded and inaccessible. The ticket in spring cost 110 kuna (16 USD) and the price included a train running through different areas of the park and a water ferry. It's a full day of walking and one should reserve 4-5 hours minimum for the park. Here are some of my photos from my afternoon at Plitvice.