Go early the queues are huge, prepare to wait an hour if not at front of queue. Take route C and plan to be there for 5 ish hours well worth every minute. There is a few places to eat a restaurant at station 2, plenty of picnic stops, take water for the walk. Went on a Sunday.
Amazing place! We stayed over in a b&b nearby the night before so that we could go as soon as the park opened to avoid the queues. I'd definitely recommend going. You can't swim in the park but the views are just stunning.
Stay overnight before you plan to visit Plitvice national park so you can get there at 7am when the park opens and before the tourist buses arrive. Once they arrive the park is way too crowded and not enjoyable at all.
Not as busy as I've read about from other reviews. It is a great starting point if you go early. It is right where the big falls is. If you go early you can plop by the big falls first, then take the train up to station 2 to take the trai ls "E","H","K", which works from the top down instead, you'll also get to visit the big falls once more before you leave. There's also that unmarked path to a high vantage point for the view of the lakes is it now closed due to multiple incidents including deaths. I was told people who get caught going up may get fined. So please respect the said rules even if you want the coolest selfie.
The information office gave great advice on how to make the most of our three day visit. In the event one day was curtailed because of mist and rain.However this added an extra dimension to our experience. Would suggest on day one making a circuit up from entrance one to the top of the lake. Take the boat down to entrance two then a short circuit towards station three then back to entrance two. The bus takes you almost back to entrance one. On day two take the bus right up to the top station three and walk down the valley to entrance two and the bus back to entrance one.The views of the lakes and waterfalls at every corner are just unbelievable.
Plitvice is a great place to visit. We allowed one day and that was not enough. We are two people in our seventies and we tried to see as much as possible, which meant a lot of walking and some climbing. It left us somewhat exhausted but was well worth iy.