Hello, is end of October too late to visit Plitvice and Krka Lakes?
My orig travel plan changed and now looking at Croatia for 3 weeks around Oct 22 onward. Have never been to Croatia and Plitvice Lakes is my #1 priority if I visit. Want to make sure I won't have a reduced experience at Plitvice due to the late season.
I contacted Plitvice NP about Upper Lakes closure and they replied that depends on the weather, so no guarantee. Is it a bummer to only see Lower Lakes? Also only Hotel Jezero will be open. The other two close after 10/16.
Krka has reduced boat schedule 10/16-10/31. Then closes 11/1.
So I could focus my 1st week on Plitvice+Krka to take advantage of what remains open. Then do the Split - Dubrovnik the 1st 2 weeks of Nov. My interests are ruins (Greek, Roman, Venetian), castles, interesting architecture, quint villages, good seafood. Not much of a beach person but could do historic islands. Hopefully these would not be impacted by low season? RS guide books says avoid small towns in Nov.
Advantage of low season is less crowd. Is that enough to offset the rain and winter closures?