11 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

11 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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11 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Sofia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Rila
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Plovdiv
— 1 night
4
Veliko Tarnovo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Sunny Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Varna
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Sofia

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Sofia is known for historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Sveti Nikolay, take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain, and admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sofia holiday builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Sofia is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Sofia due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Rila.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Winter Sports Nature
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Room Escape Games
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

2
nights
Rila

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. On the 4th (Thu), make a trip to Tsarska Bistritsa, then admire the local landmark of The Big Drinking Fountain, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rila Monastery. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the awesome beauty at Borovets Ski Resort, and then steep yourself in history at Barakli Mosque.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rila trip planner .

Getting from Sofia to Rila by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Rila are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Rila

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Borovets, Samokov
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Plovdiv

Plovdiv ©
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 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, make a trip to Plovdiv Old Town, then explore the ancient world of Plovdiv Roman Theatre, then make a trip to Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Plovdiv tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rila to Plovdiv in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo
Plovdiv Old Town ©
Plovdiv Old Town
Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre

1
night
Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo ©
Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province.Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. On the 7th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Asen's Monument, make a trip to Samovodska Charshiya Complex, delve into the distant past at Tsarevets, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa della Nativita, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Archangels Michael and Gabriel.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Veliko Tarnovo travel website .

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Veliko Tarnovo are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arbanasi
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Tsarevets ©
Tsarevets
Chiesa della Nativita ©
Chiesa della Nativita
Asen's Monument ©
Asen's Monument

1
night
Sunny Beach

Sunny Beach ©
Famous for its nightlife, the town of Sunny Beach along the Black Sea coast is the most popular summer vacation spot in the country.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Stephens Church, do some two-wheel cruising with Karting Sunny Beach, and then cool off at Action Aquapark.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sunny Beach travel route builder website .

Getting from Veliko Tarnovo to Sunny Beach by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Sunny Beach are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Varna.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

St Stephens Church
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Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
Karting Sunny Beach ©
Karting Sunny Beach
St Stephens Church ©
St Stephens Church

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Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
On the 9th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aladzha Monastery, and then examine the collection at Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Stone Forest, examine the collection at Ретро Музей/Retro Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at ''Primorski'' park.

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Traveling by car from Sunny Beach to Varna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Varna can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik
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''Primorski'' park ©
''Primorski'' park

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