11 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

11 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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11 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
plane:  3​h 30​min
1
Sofia
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Plovdiv
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Bachkovo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Chepelare
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Shiroka Laka
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Pamporovo
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Trigrad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Sandanski
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Blagoevgrad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Koprivshtitsa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Kazanlak
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Veliko Tarnovo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
13
Sofia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Tel Aviv

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Sofia

Sofia
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sofia trip site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sofia is an approximately 6-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sofia when traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Plovdiv on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Sofia

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower and then admire the landmark architecture of Hisar Kapia.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Plovdiv online journey planner .

You can drive from Sofia to Plovdiv in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Plovdiv, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bachkovo.
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Hisar Kapia ©
Hisar Kapia
Clock Tower ©
Clock Tower

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Bachkovo

Bachkovo
To find out how to plan a trip to Bachkovo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Plovdiv to Bachkovo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Bachkovo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), you're off toChepelare.

Things to do in Bachkovo

Historic Sites
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Chepelare

Chepelare
Chepelare is the principal town in Chepelare Municipality, part of Smolyan Province in Southern Bulgaria. On your second day here, get great views at Orlovo Oko - Eagle's Eye viewpoint.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chepelare tour builder website .

You can drive from Bachkovo to Chepelare in an hour. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shiroka Laka.
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Shiroka Laka

Shiroka Laka
On the 13th (Tue), admire the striking features of authentic Rhodopean architecture.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shiroka Laka road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Chepelare to Shiroka Laka takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Pamporovo.
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Pamporovo

Pamporovo
To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Pamporovo trip itinerary planning website .

Pamporovo is very close to Shiroka Laka. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Trigrad.

Things to do in Pamporovo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Trigrad

Trigrad
To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Trigrad planning site .

Drive from Pamporovo to Trigrad in 1.5 hours. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Sandanski.

Things to do in Trigrad

Parks Nature Trails
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Sandanski

Sandanski ©
Sandanski is a town and a recreation centre in south-western Bulgaria, part of Blagoevgrad Province. Rafting BG has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): let the river carry you with Rafting BG and then explore the striking landscape at The Melnik Pyramids. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rila Monastery and then get outside with Stob's Pyramids.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sandanski trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Trigrad to Sandanski takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Blagoevgrad.

Things to do in Sandanski

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Stob's Pyramids, The Melnik Pyramids, Rila Monastery, Rafting BG
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Rafting BG ©
Rafting BG
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery

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Blagoevgrad

Blagoevgrad ©
Blagòevgrad is а city in southwestern Bulgaria, the administrative centre of Blagoevgrad Municipality and of Blagoevgrad Province, with a population of 70,881 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Vladimir Dimitrov Art Gallery and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Varosha Ethnographic Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Park Rila.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Blagoevgrad trip planner .

Drive from Sandanski to Blagoevgrad in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Blagoevgrad can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koprivshtitsa.

Things to do in Blagoevgrad

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Park Rila, Vladimir Dimitrov Art Gallery
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Vladimir Dimitrov Art Gallery ©
Vladimir Dimitrov Art Gallery

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Koprivshtitsa

Koprivshtitsa
Koprivshtitsa is a historic town in the Koprivshtitsa Municipality in Sofia Province, central Bulgaria, lying on the Topolnitsa River among the Sredna Gora mountains. For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koprivshtitsa vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Blagoevgrad to Koprivshtitsa takes 3 hours. You will leave for Kazanlak on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Koprivshtitsa

Museums
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Kazanlak

Kazanlak ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Roses. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Valley of Roses and then examine the collection at Museum of Roses.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kazanlak trip planner .

You can drive from Koprivshtitsa to Kazanlak in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Kazanlak

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Valley of Roses
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Museum of Roses ©
Museum of Roses

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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 19th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Krushunskiye Waterfalls and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bacho Kiro.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Veliko Tarnovo trip itinerary builder .

Take a bus from Kazanlak to Veliko Tarnovo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bacho Kiro, Krushunskiye Waterfalls
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Bacho Kiro ©
Bacho Kiro

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Sofia

Sofia
To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sofia trip planner.

You can drive from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for home on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Sofia

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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