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These 11 photos of Plitvice Lakes National Park capture some of the most beautiful scenery in the area. The park was founded in 1949 and is the most popular of the eight parks scattered throughout Croatia.

My photos of Plitvice Lakes show what you can expect on “Route C,” one of the longest routes through the park.

Daniel and I walked 7.5 miles, hiked up onto lesser trekked trails above the Big Waterfall, and enjoyed the beauty of the park on a day trip from Zagreb.

Whether you’re just daydreaming about these colorful views or are planning a trip to see them for yourself, don’t miss my complete guide to the Plitvice Lakes to find all the details you need.

Until you get out here, though, these 11 photos of Plitvice Lakes National Park will have to do!

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day trip to Plitvice Lakes from Zagreb

Our first view of the park from Entrance 1.

 

trails in Plitvice Lake National Park

Entering into the park, overlooking the first trail that leads to the Big Waterfall.

 

alternate hiking trail in Plitvice Lakes

Walk up the stairs next to the Big Waterfall to find less visited lookout points over the park.

 

aerial view of Plitvice Lakes National Park

Avoiding the crowds (and getting an aerial view) from the upper hiking trails.

 

Waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park

One of the many smaller waterfalls in the park. 

 

clear waters in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Clear turquoise water on the boat ride to the middle lakes and waterfalls.

 

island in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Stunning scenery on the boat ride across the lakes.

 

waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Waterfall views on the boardwalks after the boat ride.

 

photos of Plitvice Lakes National Park

Blue and green on every side as we walked toward the upper lakes.

 

forests in Plitvice Lakes National Park

Route C ends in a forested area by the upper lakes.

 

day trip to the Plitvice Lakes

One last picture of Plitvice Lakes ’cause they’re just too beautiful!

 

This is one of the most beautiful national parks in the world and these 11 photos pf the Plitvice Lakes will show you why!

The unique environment means we got to enjoy crystal clear lakes and rushing waterfalls around every corner as we walked through it on a sunny day.

Now, plan your own visit with this complete guide on how to take a day trip to Plitvice Lakes from Zagreb!

 

Ready to go?

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Then, join our new Sustainable Hiking Collective on Facebook to connect with the international hiking community, discover new destinations, join virtual trail cleanups, and take part in monthly sustainability challenges. 

 

This article is part of the Zesty Zagreb series. Read the rest below:

How to Take the Train from Belgrade to Zagreb

How to Visit Samobor on a Day Trip from Zagreb

How to Take a Day Trip from Zagreb to Plitvica Lakes National Park

Then, explore the complete Croatia Series for more insider tips on what to see, do, eat, drink, and discover in the country.

 

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