Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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 can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

It also snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat

February

February in Plitvice Lakes National Park is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

It also snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear

March

Traveling to Plitvice Lakes National Park in March, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots

April

In April, Plitvice Lakes National Park is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and sometimes jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Plitvice Lakes National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

May

In May, Plitvice Lakes National Park is mild 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%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses

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%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants

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%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

August in Plitvice Lakes National Park is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

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 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear

October

October in Plitvice Lakes National Park is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

November can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

December

If you visit Plitvice Lakes National Park during December, you are likely to find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans

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 adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Plitvice Lakes National Park

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