Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2021]

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Traveling to Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia? If you're planning to go to Plitvice Lakes National Park, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

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.

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

January

January in Plitvice Lakes National Park is brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to high 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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February

February is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows about a third of the time.

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March

March in Plitvice Lakes National Park is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows regularly.

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April

If you go to Plitvice Lakes National Park in April, you will notice that it is chilly 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

May in Plitvice Lakes National Park is mild and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you vacation in Plitvice Lakes National Park during June, you are likely to find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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July

In July, Plitvice Lakes National Park is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 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 July, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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August

If you go to Plitvice Lakes National Park in August, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

September in Plitvice Lakes National Park is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

If you are traveling to Plitvice Lakes National Park in October, you will notice that it can be chilly 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

If you visit Plitvice Lakes National Park during November, you might see that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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December

In December, Plitvice Lakes National Park can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Plitvice Lakes National Park, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adapter that supports outlet types C and F. This one should be sufficient for most countries, but check with your hotel.
  • A SIM card that works in Plitvice Lakes National Park. A good global SIM card works in most countries, but check the country list before buying. In some locations you may need a satellite phone. We recommend this satellite phone
  • Emergency water purifier

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