Opening Times of Plitvice Lakes National Park

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is open all year round, every single day. Opening hours are adjusted to the length of the days and therefore vary depending on the season. Opening times are divided into winter, spring, summer, or autumn. The longest opening hours are in peak season which is July and August when Park is open from 7 am to 8 pm. The shortest opening hours are in winter when the days are much shorter and therefore the last entry to Park is at 2 pm.

Here are the opening times details:

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Opening Hours

Seasons Months Park Opens Park Closes Last entry
WinterNovember to March08:0016:0014:00
SpringApil & May08:0019:0017:00
SummerJune & August07:0020:0018:00
Autumn/FallSeptember & October07:00 / 08:0018:00 / 19:0016:00 /17:00


Here is a breakdown of how seasons are determined by Park authorities:

  • Winter – winter season starts from October’s last Sunday and lasts until the last Sunday in March, each year
  • Spring – spring is calculated from the last Sunday in March until the end of May
  • Summer – summer season starts from the 01 of June and lasts until the 20th of August each year
  • Autumn/Fall – autumn season starts on the 21st of August and lasts until the last Sunday in October, with dates depending on the calendar.

Important: Depending on the weather, especially in the wintertime, if the weather is particularly freezing with significant snowfall, there are days when the park is just partly open for visitors, with intentions to reduce the risk of slips on ice, frost, or snow.

If you are visiting in the winter, keep up to date by checking the current weather forecast.

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Popular Routes: Zagreb to Plitvice, Zadar to Plitvice, Split to Plitvice

Admission signs within the park
Above photo: Admission sign within the park
Visiting the park in early spring
Above photo: Visiting the park in early spring