Plitvice Full Day Trip from Dubrovnik

  • Free cancellation – full refund if cancelled 48h in advance
  • Duration app. 15 hours, start time 05:00AM, all 2024
  • Instant Confirmation, with only 20% deposit paid by PayPal in advance
  • Private Pick-up (type your address in booking-form)
  • Physical rating: Average (light hiking in addition to walking)
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Plitvice in May
Big Lake Trail Plitvice
Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Waterfalls
Electric Boat Plitvice
Rent a boat Plitvice
Split visit (option)
Split visit (option)
A1 Highway to Plitvice
A1 Highway Rest Zone Krka
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Tour Highlights

  • PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK – breathtaking waterfalls, trekking trails, boat and train rides
  • SKRADIN  – panoramic views of Krka River and town of Skradin

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Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and most famous national park in Croatia. It covers an area of 300 Km2 with a lake system of 16 lakes cascading one on the other. The lakes comprise 1% of the park. Stunning unspoiled nature, thick forests, and mountain meadows, all surrounding the lakes make it a perfect place for a hike and visit. There are numerous trails that can be taken, as well as little train and boat ride (depending on the season).
The national park is part of UNESCO world heritage and is a must-see for all guests coming to Croatia.

Due to a number of inquiries by our guests, we decided to organize and sell this tour. It is a long day tour starting from and returning to Dubrovnik on the same day, but it is a unique way to see Plitvice Lakes and enjoy the beauty of its nature.

All additional info about the park is on this website .

There is also a possibility to stop 75 min in Split Old Town on our way back (extra charge applies)


Our driver-guide will pick you up at your hotel/Airbnb in the air-conditioned vehicle at 05:00 AM (Early pickup is necessary to visit all the sites in time).

We continue driving along the Croatian coast and after 1:30h we continue by modern highway (A1). We will stop on the highway for coffee/breakfast/.

During the drive, our English-speaking driver/guide will fill you in on Croatia’s history, politics, economy, food, people, and customs (you can discuss any topic of your interest with your guide).

Estimated arrival to Plitvice is 11:00 AM, guide will help you buy the tickets (we need to book tickets in advance since there are limited slots at different times of the day), hand you the maps and give you suggestions on which routes to take. You will continue on your own through the park (all the paths are extremely well marked and enjoyable to walk through), make a boat ride across the lake, and come back by little train to the starting point.

(During that time your guide will have a short rest after a long drive)

14:30 meeting with guide at the Park entrance possible shortstop for sandwich or salad
14: 50 departure towards Dubrovnik, possible stops on the way for leg stretching,
20:15 – 20:30 arrival to Dubrovnik, drop off at hotel -and of the tour

If you opt for a visit to Split on our way back, we will leave Plitvice lakes at 13:30, and be in Split around 16:00, we would have 90 min free time in Split, and leave at 17:30. Arrival in Dubrovnik is at 20:30. Suggested places to visit in Split are Diocletian’s palace, Diocletian’s Cellars, St Dujam Bell Tower, Peristil, Marmontova Street, Marjan -Vidilica Panoramic spot. 

Itinerary: (Example)

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  • 05:00 Departure from Dubrovnik – F*
  • 07:30 Stop for toilette, breakfast, coffee – B*
  • 11:00 Arrival to Plitvice National Park – D*
  • 11:00 – 14:30 Plitvice NP visit
  • 14:30 Meeting with driver/guide, snack
  • 15:00 Departure to Dubrovnik
  • 17:30 Stopping for coffee/toilette – C*
  • 20:15 Arrival at Dubrovnik, end of tour – F*

What is included?

  • Professional experienced English speaking driver/guide
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Air conditioned vehicle (MPV or Minivan)
  • Highway Toll and parking fees
  • Agency/guide’s assistance on ticket purchases
  • Bottle of water per guest in the car
  • Free WIFI onboard the vehicle

What is not included?

  • Tickets to National Park Plitvice (ticket price varies depending on the season. We recommend contacting our agency as early as possible so that we can book desired slot for you)
  • Detour to Split and 75 min free time (55 EUR fixed surcharge)
  • Food and drinks along the way


  • Later return to Dubrovnik is possible during Summer months due to border and traffic conditions
  • Plitvice National Park is located in the continental climate belt – bring warmer clothes, weatherproof clothes and a change of clothes/socks/shoes.
  • Bring comfortable walking/hiking shoes for walking the park trails.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat recommended in the summer season.
  • Price of admission tickets is 24-40 EUR per person depending on the season. All tickets must be pre booked with specific time slot determined (contact us by e mail if uncertain of this).
  • Bring your passport with you! (we may cross 7 kilometers of Bosnian territory either way so a passport is needed (picture ID if you are EU citizen).

How to book this tour

  • Use booking form to check availability, prices, and book your tour
  • 20% deposit is required at the time of booking by PayPal
  • The outstanding amount should be settled with the tour guide after the tour
  • After successful booking you’ll receive a confirmation e-mail

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