Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia? If you're planning to go to Plitvice Lakes National Park, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Based on the climate and weather in Plitvice Lakes National Park, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Plitvice Lakes National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia by month

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January

Traveling to Plitvice Lakes National Park in January, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Plitvice Lakes National Park can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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March

If you visit Plitvice Lakes National Park during March, you might see that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly and snow 5-10 days this month.

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April

If you go to Plitvice Lakes National Park in April, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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May

In May, Plitvice Lakes National Park is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Plitvice Lakes National Park, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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June

In June, Plitvice Lakes National Park is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Plitvice Lakes National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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July

July in Plitvice Lakes National Park is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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September

September in Plitvice Lakes National Park is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

Traveling to Plitvice Lakes National Park in October, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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November

November in Plitvice Lakes National Park is cold and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Plitvice Lakes National Park is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. It also snows once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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