From Velika Paklenica Canyon to South Velebit, the incredible forests among the mountainous terrain make it as visually stunning as it is fascinating. Paklenica was made for hiking, so grab your trekking boots and embark on an adventure!
Paklenica National Park is located just over 45 kilometers to the northeast of Zadar, which contains an airport. There are also buses and trains to the park. Hikes vary from gentle and meandering to challenging and demanding. The 150+ kilometers of trails throughout the park are well-marked. The Mediterranean coast of Croatia has popular beach cities and quaint villages that allow adventurers to take advantage of the unique wilderness and the sea at the same time.
The Mediterranean climate features hot and sunny summers and cool winters with precipitation. The spring and autumn are pleasant and comfortable. The hot summer months are best supplemented by the sea on the coast.
Because of the volume of trails and the exciting biodiversity as you trek, five to seven days exploring the canyons of Paklenica National Park is a reasonable amount of time in Croatia. Hikes often feature multiple geologic and geographic wonders, so it is certainly recommended to spend the better part of a week in the amazing world of this Balkan paradise.
The summer months are the most popular and comfortable, with pleasant conditions from early May to late October. The hiking trails tend to be more crowded in July and August, with the hottest temperatures around this time as well.
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