National Parks from Split, Croatia

National parks in Croatia are protected areas of astounding natural beauties and a national pride which people of Croatia have decided to protect and cherish so that future generations may enjoy in their marvel as well. All together there are eight national parks in Croatia four of which are relatively close to the city of Split.

However, if you plan to visit national parks from Split, the most common tours to national parks will include van or a bus tour from Split to Krka National Park tour and Split to Plitvice National Park tour. In case you are looking to rent a sailing yacht or a boat for a week than we would recommend a visit to National Park Mljet on island Mljet and the breathtaking beauty of Kornati islands archipelago.

If you wish to experience the mountain beauty with its wildlife, various plants, sounds and its smells, than visit to the National Park North Velebit which stretches over the area of 109 squared kilometers may be the trip you are looking for.

Be mindful though, since national parks are a protected areas in Croatia, there are some behavioural rules which must be followed. You will find the rules of behaviour clearly stated on the entrance of  each National Park individually but we will list the common ones anyway.

  • Do not move outside of the trails and paths of National Parks as the foot stomps destroy the plant world below. You may be standing on some protected plant specie without even realizing it.
  • Do not pick plants or mushrooms for the same reason. If each visitor to the National Park decided to pick a plant the result would be devastating as you can imagine.
  • Do not throw garbage on the areas of National Park. Even though this one is obvious there is more and more evidence of the plastic being disposed on the protected areas of National Parks. Put you trash in the bag and dispose it properly once you reach nearest town or city.

Those were some specific rules of behaviour inside the Croatian National Parks. There are more, specific to each National Park, which you will learn as you arrive there.

We are offering two tours to National Parks from Split. Really close one, and the most popular, is the tour from Split to Krka National Park. The second National Park tour from Split is to Plitvice Lakes national Park which is the oldest and the largest National Park in Croatia. Because Plitvice Lakes is on a half way from Split to Zagreb, this tour is favorite option for travellers transferring from one place to the other with visit to Plitvice included in the transfer option. If you wish to make your trip to Split or Zagreb more memorable, we are offering the transfer service with Plitvice National Park included.


Krka National Park from Split

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Krka National Park tour from Split starts at 08:30 from Promenade in Split when you are taken on a one and a half hour panoramic ride from Split to Skradinski Buk inside Krka National Park. The entire tour lasts for 11 hours and is filled with amazing sites, beautiful trials, educational ethno workshops and even swimming opportunities in the Krka river by the waterfalls.

The tour is rounded of by the visit of historic city of Sibenik and its famous, 15th century, St. Jacob cathedral. All in all, make sure you bring the camera with you as this tour is filled with amazing sites you will want to capture and remember forever.

ADULT € 60
CHILD (3-14) € 36
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07:45 – 08:15 Pick up and departure from Split
09:30 – 10:00 Arrival in Skradin
10:00 – 10:30 Panoramic boat cruise to Skradinski buk
10:30 – 11:30 Guided tour of Skradinski buk
11:30 – 14:30 Free time for swimming and exploring the park
14:30 – 15:00 Panoramic boat cruise to Skradin
15:00 – 15:30 Departure towards Sibenik
15:30 – 16:30 Discover St. Jacob Cathedral, Sibenik
17:45 – 18:15 Arrival to Split


Duration: approx 11 hours
Destinations:  Split – NP  Krka waterfalls – Šibenik – Split

Read more about Krka National Park tour options from Split. Find out what can you see in Krka National Park and how to get there either with organized group tour or privately.


Plitvice Lakes National Park from Split

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Plitvice Lakes National Park from Split is the tour to the oldest and the largest National Park in Croatia. With its 16 cascade lakes and and largest waterfall in Croatia, Plitvice Lakes National Park surely has a wide range of beauties to present to its visitors.

On this National Park tour you will walk the unforgettable wooden paths across many lakes and even go on a boat ride over the large Plitvice lakes after finally reaching the 78 meter high landmark waterfall.

As already mentioned you can even book the Plitvice National Park tour with one way transfer from Zagreb to Split or vice versa.

ADULT € 86
CHILD (3-14) € 52
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07:30 – 07:45      Departure from Split
11:30 – 15:30      Guided Sightseeing of National Park Plitvice Lakes
16:00 – 17:00      Free time for lunch
20:00 – 20:30      Arrival in Split


Duration: approx 12 hours
Destinations: Split – National Park Plitvice lakes – Split
Inclusions: entrance ticket, full guided tour of the Park with earphones (headset) for perfect experience

Read more about Plitvice National Park tour options from Split. Find out what can you see in Plitvice Lakes National Park and how to get there either with organized group tour, transfer option from Split to Zagreb or privately.