We fly into Zagreb arrving at 08:30 on Wed, September 11, and are getting a rental car, driving to Plitvice and will spend one night before continuing on to Split. We are staying at a hotel inside the park.
(1) Is the park still operating under summer hours at this time?
(2) Can we expect it to still be extremely crowded starting around noon which is when i am guessing we will be arriving? Or will the crowds be less at that time of year?
(3) Would our best plan to see the most with the least amount of crowds be to visit the upper lake on our first day and the lower lake in the morning of our second day?