10 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

10 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bulgaria trip maker

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Varna
— 1 day
Shuttle
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Nessebar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sozopol
— 1 night
Drive
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Plovdiv
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sofia
— 3 nights
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Varna

— 1 day

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Aladzha Monastery, then admire the natural beauty at ''Primorski'' park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Varna trip builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Varna is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Varna. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Nessebar.

Things to do in Varna

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Nessebar

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Black Sea

Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
Spend a fun-filled day on the 2nd (Mon) at Aqua Paradise Ltd. Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at Action Aquapark, steep yourself in history at Nessebar, experience the excitement of Erma Spa Turkish Bath, and savor the flavors at Wine Shop and Bar Region.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nessebar sightseeing planner.

You can take a shuttle from Varna to Nessebar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Nessebar sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sozopol.

Things to do in Nessebar

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Sozopol

— 1 night
The romantic atmosphere that lives on in this old city, located along the stunning Black Sea coast, makes Sozopol a popular seaside getaway.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Ravadinovo Castle, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Sozopol Old Town.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sozopol online holiday planner.

Drive from Nessebar to Sozopol in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Sozopol

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Plovdiv

— 2 nights

City of the Seven Hills

Though it is often seen as merely a stopover city, Plovdiv is actually a lively university town with bohemian cafes, a thriving art scene, and exciting nightlife.
On the 4th (Wed), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bachkovo Monastery, steep yourself in history at Plovdiv Roman Theatre, and then don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Plovdiv road trip planner.

You can drive from Sozopol to Plovdiv in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Plovdiv are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Sofia

— 3 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Sofia is known for fun & games, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, shop like a local with Vitosha Boulevard, admire the landmark architecture of Church St. George Rotunda, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Plovdiv to Sofia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Plovdiv in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Sofia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Winter Sports · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Burgas Province travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Water & Amusement Parks · Landmarks
Located in southeastern Bulgaria, Burgas Province hugs the Black Sea and ranks as one of the country's most popular vacation destinations. The region's eponymous capital tops the itineraries of most visitors to the area, serving as a convenient transit point to the nearby resorts. The city rewards visitors with its relaxed seaside atmosphere, uncrowded beaches, and a pedestrianized center with fine museums and restaurants. Although you can spend your entire holiday exploring the city and its immediate surroundings, venturing a bit inland opens up a world of smaller settlements and pristine natural areas. The less-trodden parts of the province include three freshwater lakes, protected sanctuaries of many endangered species of fish and birds.

Sofia Region travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Room Escape Games · Nightlife
Boasting nearly 300 protected natural areas, the Sofia Region draws a growing number of hikers, walkers, cyclists, and birdwatchers. The regional and national capital Sofia, a city known for its architecture and laid-back atmosphere, serves as the gateway to the region's popular resorts and pristine natural parks. Beyond the lively capital spreads Bulgaria's timeless countryside, a land of verdant hills, rugged mountains, and quaint villages making up in traditional hospitality what they lack in modern tourist amenities. Join the locals for a chat and a glass of local brandy called "rakia," or soak up some local culture by learning the age-old methods for producing the region's aromatic fruit jams and tangy brine cheeses.