Spend a day in enchanting landscapes dotted with waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and lush vegetation.
Looking for paradise? Well, look no more! Spend a day soaking up the natural beauties of Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the most famous Croatia's attraction. This emerald gem is dripping in lush vegetation, crystal-clear lakes and cascading waterfalls. After a relaxing walk, enjoy traditional cuisine in a local restaurant. On our way to Plitvice Lakes, we will stop at riverside village Rastoke, that literally looks like a fairy-tale settlement. We will also make a worthwhile detour to visit the Croatian War of Independence Museum in Turanj, where you can learn more about Croatia's turbulent history (sometimes, due to occasional renovation work, access to the museum is not possible).
08:30 - meeting point at Zrinjevac next to Meteorological Post, drive towards Plitvice Lakes
09:30 - stop at Croatian War of Independence Museum*
10:30 - stop at Rastoke village
11:00 - visit of National park Plitvice with free time for lunch
15:30 - planned departure to Zagreb
18:30 - planned arrival in Zagreb
*sometimes, due to occasional renovation work, access to the museum is not possible
Meeting point is at Zrinjevac next to Meteorological Post where you will meet the local guide.Open in Google Maps
Only 30 minutes' drive from the tourist hotspot Plitvice Lakes, lies the Croatian War of Independence Museum.
The museum, although not quite finished, is a sombre place that reflects the atrocities of war. It is situated in Turanj near Karlovac, and it was an important location during Croatia's war for independence. From 1991 to 1995, Karlovac found itself right on the front line between newly independent Croatia and the breakaway Serbian Republic of Krajina. Turanj was taken by the latter and suffered much damage. Today, the place is transformed into a unique open-air museum. The museum's main building isn't finished yet, but you can stroll around the open part of the museum that showcases various combat vehicles, weapons, a thoroughly shelled building, and a Croatian fighter plane, mounted dramatically into the air.
Isolated, unspoiled, secretive, and magical…it's Rastoke.
This little showstopper is famous for its stunning landscapes dotted with watermills, waterfalls and wooden houses. As you stroll around Rastoke, you will feel like someone has pulled you out of the reality and placed you in a land of fairies. The village was once a rural Croatian settlement, now known for stone and wooden houses, paths, bridges, and amazing restaurants that overlook the natural wonders. You can either enjoy in a relaxing walk around the village or join more adventures activities such as rafting, hiking, and cave touring. Because of its immense beauty and rich historical and cultural heritage, Rastoke were included in the Register of Immovable Cultural Monuments in 1969. This small village is a perfect introduction to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, and it's often called ''Little Plitvice''.
Trip to plitvice has completely surpassed our expectations. We had an incredible time and our guide was super nice!Reviewed by Lilly and Paul L.
I had an amazing time. Croatia is a truly remarkable country. Plitvice lakes impressed me on multiple levels. Thank you for a memorable trip.Reviewed by Marry N.