11 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

11 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Start: Montreal
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Sofia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Pazardzhik
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Veliko Tarnovo
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Nessebar
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Varna
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Montreal

4
nights
Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Explore hidden gems such as Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church and The Red Flat. National Museum of Military History and Galeria Nina will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Park "Kambanite", get engrossed in the history at Sofia History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Socialist Art.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sofia trip itinerary tool.

Montreal, Canada to Sofia is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Sofia is 7 hours. In September in Sofia, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pazardzhik.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church ©
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
The Red Flat ©
The Red Flat
National Museum of Military History ©
National Museum of Military History

1
night
Pazardzhik

Pazardzhik ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Dimitar Church, and then view the masterpieces at House-Museum of Stanislav Dospevskiy.

Plan trip to Pazardzhik with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Sofia to Pazardzhik in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Pazardzhik

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Dimitar Church
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History Museum ©
History Museum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Perperikon. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Perperikon, see the interesting displays at Cultural Center-Museum Trakart, get engrossed in the history at Plovdiv Regional Historical Museum - Bulgarian National Revival Exposition, thenget engrossed in the history at Small Basilica, thenexamine the collection at Art Gallery Philippopolis, and finally view the masterpieces at Balabanov House.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Plovdiv trip planner.

Getting from Pazardzhik to Plovdiv by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Perperikon
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Perperikon ©
Perperikon
Cultural Center-Museum Trakart ©
Cultural Center-Museum Trakart
Art Gallery Philippopolis
Art Gallery Philippopolis

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. For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Veliko Tarnovo day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Plovdiv in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Veliko Tarnovo, with lows around 13°C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off to Nessebar.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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1
night
Nessebar

Nessebar ©
Between the ruggedly beautiful Balkan Mountains and shores of the Black Sea lies the World Heritage Site, Nessebar.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of St. John Aliturgetos, admire the striking features of St Stephens Church, stop by Ji'votnoto and Gallery - TA, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Sophia, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church Dormition of Theotokos, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Paraskeva.

Before you visit Nessebar, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Veliko Tarnovo to Nessebar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Veliko Tarnovo in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nessebar, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Varna.

Things to do in Nessebar

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping
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St Stephens Church ©
St Stephens Church
Church of Saint Sophia ©
Church of Saint Sophia
Holy Savior Church ©
Holy Savior Church

2
nights
Varna

Varna ©
Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ретро Музей/Retro Museum and Butterfly House Varna. Get some cultural insight at Museum of new History of Varna and Pliska National Historical Archaeological Reserve. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Saints Constantine and Helena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, explore the ancient world of Stone Forest, and steep yourself in history at St Athanasius Orthodox Church.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Varna trip planner.

You can drive from Nessebar to Varna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pliska National Historical Archaeological Reserve, Monastery of Saints Constantine and Helena
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Museum of new History of Varna ©
Museum of new History of Varna
Ретро Музей/Retro Museum ©
Ретро Музей/Retro Museum
Butterfly House Varna ©
Butterfly House Varna

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