I am trying to plan my first big solo trip. I really want to see Plitvice, and I am planning on using public transportation. I would love to take the bus from Zagreb to Plitvice, and then to Split all in one day. How far in advance to I need to buy bus tickets? I would really like to have some idea of the weather before I lock myself in.
I am open to booking a hotel in Plitvice, but I'm backpacking and trying to spend as little as possible.