12 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

12 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Sofia
— 5 nights
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Plovdiv
— 3 nights
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Rila
— 3 nights

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Sofia

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Seven Rila Lakes, Vitosha Mountain, Dextrophobia Rooms, and other attractions you added. When in Sofia, make a side trip to see Borovets Ski Resort in Borovets, approximately Borovets away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temple Sveti Nikolay, wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church St. George Rotunda.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sofia trip itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Sofia Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Sofia can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. You'll set off for Plovdiv on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Borovets Ski Resort
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St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Vitosha Mountain ©
Vitosha Mountain

3
nights
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 Plovdiv Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Plovdiv: Bachkovo Monastery (in Bachkovo) and Pamporovo Ski Resort (in Smolyan). The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, admire the striking features of Bakalova House, examine the collection at Ethnographic Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Alyosha.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Plovdiv vacation app.

Getting from Sofia to Plovdiv by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Plovdiv sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rila.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bachkovo Monastery, Pamporovo Ski Resort
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Walking tours
Pamporovo Ski Resort ©
Pamporovo Ski Resort
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo ©
Old Plovdiv Retro Photo

3
nights
Rila

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. You've now added Rila Monastery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rila, steep yourself in history at Rila Monastery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Musala Peak and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rila National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rila road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Plovdiv to Rila takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Plovdiv in February, Rila is little chillier at night with lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Rila

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geyser, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Church
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Rila National Park ©
Rila National Park
Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Musala Peak ©
Musala Peak

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