The world is full of incredible places, but few compare to the sheer natural beauty of the Plitvice Lake National Park.
Nestled in a valley in central Croatia it is a MUST Visit for anyone in the region.
The valley takes a full 8 hours to tour properly and includes beautiful wooden boardwalks, several small boats, incredible waterfalls, crystal clear blue water and stunningly beautiful vegetation. It made for a long day but I paused at Plitvice during a bus trip from Zagreb to Split.
Once at Plitvice, they maintained a locked luggage room where I was able to store my backpack while I hiked the lakes. If you take this approach, make sure to have accommodation lined up in Split, as you'll be arriving after dark.