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Ultimate Plitvice Lakes Tour from Zadar 2024

€ 50€ 45
10 hours

About Zadar to Plitvice Lakes Day Trip

Spend the day in the breathtaking nature of Croatia’s Dinaric Mountains on a 10-hour tour of Plitvice Lakes. See the terraced lakes and crystal-clear waterfalls flowing through a vast and lush environment. This Plitvice National Park full-day tour will leave you breathless. Do not miss this opportunity!


Plitvice Lakes Tour from Zadar

Visit National Park Plitvice Lakes by going on a full-day tour from Zadar. Plitvice Lakes National Park, granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979, was once known as the “Devil’s Garden.” The park is sure to leave you awe-inspired with its many terraced lakes and breathtaking waterfalls.

The tour will start with a departure from Zadar, and the drive will last about 1 hour and 45 minutes before reaching Plitvice National Park. After you arrive at the park, you’ll receive a map and an introduction to the day’s schedule. You’ll then have 4 hours to explore the breathtaking beauty of 16 crystal-clear lakes, mesmerizing cascades, and seven different trails.

Whether you prefer hiking or relaxing in the shade, there’s something for everyone to explore. Visit mesmerizing Lower and Upper lakes and enjoy the untouched nature of the oldest national park in Croatia!

Plitvice Lakes are home to several species of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. These endemic species are important for the park’s biodiversity. Keep your eyes open as some of them you might encounter during your visit to the park.

Finish your amazing day trip by taking an electric boat ride on Lake Kozjak, followed by a scenic train ride through the forest.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Electric boat ride in the park
  • Free luggage storage
  • Skip-the-line entry
X not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission – Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • English

Meeting Point

Pickup included

Please wait in front of your hotel/apartment 5 minutes before the scheduled pickup time. Also, the ticket office is located at Rafaela Levakovića 1, near Zlatni Kutić Caffe Bar.

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Plitvice Lakes

Spend the day in the marvelous surroundings of Plitvice National Park. Witness the breathtaking beauty of 16 interconnected crystal-clear lakes and over 90 stunning waterfalls.


Discover rare and endangered species such as brown bears, wolves, and numerous species of birds and fish.

Boat Tour

Enjoy an electric boat ride across the Park’s biggest lake

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FAQ – Plitvice Lakes Tour from Zadar

How do I get from Zadar to Plitvice Lakes?

If you're looking to visit Plitvice Lakes National Park from Zadar, you can easily get there by car or bus. The ride can take anywhere from 1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes, depending on the route you choose and the bus stations. However, if you prefer to avoid the stress of driving or navigating public transportation on your own, we recommend booking an organized Plitvice Lakes Tour from Zadar. This guided tour provides enough time for you to explore the park without any worries or rushing.

Is Plitvice Lakes worth visiting?

Of course! Visiting Plitvice Lakes while staying in Croatia is definitely a must-do! The best way to discover this beautiful national park is by going on group tours. That way, you will easily discover all the hidden gems of this magical place.

How much time do you need at Plitvice Lakes?

To fully explore the majestic beauty of Plitvice Lakes, we recommend spending at least 6 hours there. Walking and hiking through the area will leave you speechless, and you won't want to miss the famous waterfalls and cascading lakes. Be sure to take a boat and train ride as well, as they are definitely worth the time and effort.

Can you visit Plitvice Lakes from other Croatian cities?

Absolutely! You can take a trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park from Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Omiš, Split, or Trogir. Check out our selected Plitvice Lakes Tours and choose the one that works best for you!

Does it get cold in Plitvice Lakes?

Be prepared for the difference in temperatures between Zadar and Plitvice Lakes. During the summer, the temperature in Zadar is around 30 degrees. At the same time, Plitvice Lakes can be around 15 degrees, so make sure you bring proper clothing!

Can you swim in Plitvice Lakes?

No. Swimming in Plitvice Lakes is forbidden, as it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. However, you can still enjoy the natural beauty of the area, including the stunning waterfalls and turquoise lakes, by exploring the hiking trails or taking a scenic boat ride.
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Good to know before you go

  • Printed or mobile voucher accepted
  • Cancelation is free up to 24 hours before the activity starts
  • Instant confirmation
  • Bring comfortable shoes
  • Children under 7 years are free of charge, with 50% off for children 7-18 years
  • Entrance to the national park is not included in the tour price
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Amazing Experience

This was a fantastic experience! We loved every part of the Plitvice Lakes, and it was memorable! Plitvice Lakes national park is heavenly beautiful, and very well protected. Going on an organized trip was a good choice because we got many valuable insights. You should keep in mind that the park is in the continental part of Croatia, and when we visited it, there was a huge temperature difference. A little bit cold, but fortunately, there was a souvenir shop that sold hoodies.


Definitely worth it!

This was a fantastic tour. The nature and scenery were so stunning. Our tour guide Ante did an amazing job of being our driver, photographer, and tour guide. He has a fantastic knowledge of Croatia and the Plitvice Lakes, and we had an amazing day. Thank you so much! See you again!


Book your Zadar to Plitvice Lakes Day Trip today!

  • Transportation
  • English-speaking driver
  • Boat ride (about 20 minutes)
  • Insurance
  • Cancellation is free up to 24 hours before the activity starts

Instant ticket delivery

Smartphone tickets accepted

Skip the line ticket