11 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

11 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Sofia
— Few hours
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Plovdiv
— 1 night
3
Bachkovo
— Few hours
4
Chepelare
— 1 night
5
Shiroka Laka
— Few hours
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Pamporovo
— Few hours
7
Trigrad
— 1 night
8
Sandanski
— 1 night
9
Blagoevgrad
— 2 nights
10
Koprivshtitsa
— 1 night
11
Kazanlak
— 1 night
12
Veliko Tarnovo
— 1 night
13
Sofia
— 1 night

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Sofia

Sofia
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sofia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Sofia is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tel Aviv in August since evenings lows in Sofia dip to °C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Plovdiv.

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.
On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Clock Tower and then don't miss a visit to Hisar Kapia.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Plovdiv trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sofia to Plovdiv takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Plovdiv are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bachkovo.
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Hisar Kapia ©
Hisar Kapia
Clock Tower ©
Clock Tower

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Bachkovo

Bachkovo
To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bachkovo trip tool.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Bachkovo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bachkovo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Chepelare.

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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): get great views at Orlovo Oko - Eagle's Eye viewpoint.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chepelare tour planner.

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
Shiroka Laka is a village in the very south of Bulgaria, located in Smolyan municipality, Smolyan Province. On the 13th (Tue), admire the striking features of authentic Rhodopean architecture.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Shiroka Laka trip planner.

Drive from Chepelare to Shiroka Laka in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pamporovo.
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Pamporovo

Pamporovo
To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pamporovo itinerary planner.

Pamporovo is just a stone's throw from Shiroka Laka. You'll set off for Trigrad on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Pamporovo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Trigrad

Trigrad
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You can drive from Pamporovo to Trigrad in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Sandanski on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Trigrad

Parks Nature Tours
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Sandanski

Sandanski ©
Sandanski is a town and a recreation centre in south-western Bulgaria, part of Blagoevgrad Province. You've now added Rafting BG to your itinerary. On the 14th (Wed), relax and float downstream with Rafting BG and then explore the striking landscape at The Melnik Pyramids. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Rila Monastery and then get outside with Stob's Pyramids.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sandanski route maker app.

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

Things to do in Sandanski

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

The Melnik Pyramids, Rila Monastery, Stob's Pyramids, 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. Kick 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.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Blagoevgrad trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sandanski to Blagoevgrad in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Blagoevgrad can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Koprivshtitsa.

Things to do in Blagoevgrad

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vladimir Dimitrov Art Gallery, Park Rila
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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. To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Koprivshtitsa driving holiday planner.

Drive from Blagoevgrad to Koprivshtitsa in 3 hours. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Kazanlak.

Things to do in Koprivshtitsa

Museums
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Kazanlak

Kazanlak ©
Museum of Roses has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Valley of Roses and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Roses.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kazanlak trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Koprivshtitsa to Kazanlak takes 2 hours. In August in Kazanlak, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Veliko Tarnovo.

Things to do in Kazanlak

Wildlife Parks 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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Krushunskiye Waterfalls and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bacho Kiro.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Veliko Tarnovo trip maker website.

Drive from Kazanlak to Veliko Tarnovo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Veliko Tarnovo

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Krushunskiye Waterfalls, Bacho Kiro
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Bacho Kiro ©
Bacho Kiro

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Sofia

Sofia
For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sofia trip itinerary builder app.

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

Things to do in Sofia

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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