Autumn colors and Fall time in Plitvice National Park (updated)

Have you ever been to a place where you have timed everything perfectly and it all just came about so effortlessly in your travels? Well this is definitely one of those occasions in my traveling experience that everything seemed to fall into place so easily and happened perfectly. Hoping to time the fall and autumn colors is always tricky especially in an area you haven’t been to, but fortunately I was extremely lucky with visiting Plitvice National Park and seeing all the fall colors at its best for the park.

 

Why Fall time in Plitvice National Park?

With most of the tourist gone and kids back in school session, Plitvice National Park is less crowded. When you combine all the stunning landscape and fall colors around the park, fall time is the best time to enjoy the park to your own. You’ll find colorful landscapes in the boardwalk areas, waterfalls and fantastic hikes to enjoy around Plitvice. Or take a hike to the spectacular overlook vista points down to the valley floor and surrounding areas.

 

 

Elevated boardwalks over the waterways at Plitvice National Park

Elevated boardwalks over the waterways at Plitvice National Park

 

Highlights to visiting Plitvice in the fall time

You take off initially at the main entrance and can either hike or take a tram leading you the highest point and you can hike down hill or start at any of the points they make a quick stop. After you unload, you are obligated in the upper areas to following elevated boardwalks that span ponds, waterways and water falls and this protects both the visitor and the environment from all the deteriorating conditions walking through trails. This photo tour shows you what its like to explore the boardwalk areas and through the gorgeous waterfalls around the national park.

 

Tree silhouettes and fall colors at Plitvice

Tree silhouettes and fall colors at Plitvice

 

 

Starting point at the Top of Plitvice Park

Walking downhill form the highest point was a great decision, so all the walk was relatively easy and in a downhill fashion.  Fortunately most people were walking the same paces or moving to the right to let people pass through. It was a really unique experience to be walking on elevated walkways in order to save the earth from being packed in and at the same time

 

 

 

 

Red fall berries at Plitvice National Park

Red fall berries at Plitvice National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water features at Plitvice National Park

Water features at Plitvice National Park

A series of waterfalls to explore around the many trails and boardwalks

You’ll find the park filled with stunning waterfalls that you can practically touched while walking through the elevated boardwalks into the pools and water. It’s almost a magical experience walking on top of streams, rivers and lakes so you can get an up close view of the water features here in the park.

 

Soothing water falls at Plitvice

Soothing water falls at Plitvice

 

Forested groves lit up in fall colors

Walking with all this amazing nature and beautiful waterfalls make it such a perfect combination to visit this area during the fall time frame. It’s worth the effort to travel to Plitvice during the autumn to see such glorious color and landscape.

 

Moss and fountains at Plitvice

Moss and fountains at Plitvice

 

 

 

A series of water falls i Plitvice

A series of water falls in Plitvice

 

 

Nature trails at Plitvice National Park

Part of the immersive experience to visiting the national park is enjoying all the trails and boardwalk areas on your own time and pace with no tours to follow and limit your time spent in each area. Each part of the park resonates with the rushing waters, unexpected waterfalls to a series of waterfalls and beautiful forested areas that open to meadows, hilly areas and other spectacular landscape.

 

 

 

Solitary tree at Plitvice

Solitary tree at Plitvice

 

 

 

Looking above at fall color and trees - Plitvice National Park

Looking above at fall color and trees – Plitvice National Park

 

 

Conclusion on visiting Plitvice National park in Fall

As you can see, autumn season in Plitvice national park is quite spectacular and worth the time and effort to visit in fall where the change of colors is spectacular and the landscape is amazing to walk through.

Isn’t this place simply stunning? The fall colors are so amazing and I really lucked out for such an amazing combination of great weather and beautiful fall colors. There’s so much more to share so I will have a part two section coming up soon. Please stay tuned when I visit the lower sections of the park and a wonderful ferry ride through Plitvice lake.

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