10 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

10 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Bulgaria holiday maker

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Sofia
— 2 nights
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Rila
— 1 night
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Plovdiv
— 1 night
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Sozopol
— 2 nights
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Sunny Beach
— 3 nights
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Sofia

— 2 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, get a taste of the local shopping with Vitosha Boulevard, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boyana Church, and admire the striking features of Church St. George Rotunda.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sofia vacation planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sofia is an approximately 6-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sofia when traveling from Tel Aviv in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Rila.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Rila

— 1 night
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Rila Monastery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rila.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rila online route maker.

Drive from Sofia to Rila in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Rila sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Rila

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Plovdiv

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, then make a trip to Plovdiv Old Town, and then delve into the distant past at Plovdiv Roman Theatre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Plovdiv online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rila to Plovdiv in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sozopol.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Sozopol

— 2 nights
The romantic atmosphere that lives on in this old city, located along the stunning Black Sea coast, makes Sozopol a popular seaside getaway.
On the 4th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Sea Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Poda Protected Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Sozopol Old Town. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Yuzhna krepostna stena i kula, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kavatsite Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of Ravadinovo Castle.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sozopol trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Sozopol takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Sozopol

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Sunny Beach

— 3 nights
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Spend a fun-filled day on the 8th (Sun) at Aqua Paradise Ltd. There's much more to do: try out the rides at Action Aquapark, indulge your senses at Wine Shop and Bar Region, look for gifts at JCraft Jewelry Shop, and relax and rejuvenate at Erma Spa Turkish Bath.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sunny Beach tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Sozopol to Sunny Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Baths · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Bulgaria travel guide

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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.