13 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

13 days in Bulgaria Itinerary

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Sofia
— 3 nights
2
Borovets
— 1 night
3
Bansko
— 2 nights
4
Rila
— 1 night
5
Plovdiv
— 1 night
6
Sunny Beach
— 3 nights

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Sofia

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Sofia is known for historic sites, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sofia Church, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vitosha Boulevard.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sofia trip itinerary app.

Minneapolis, USA to Sofia is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Sofia. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in March, with highs in Sofia at 54°F and lows at 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Borovets.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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Walking tours
Room Escape Games
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral

1
night
Borovets

The oldest ski resort in Bulgaria, Borovets today serves as a popular modern destination for winter holidays.
On the 21st (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Borovets Ski Resort, fly down the slopes at Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Borovets trip planner.

You can drive from Sofia to Borovets in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bansko.

Things to do in Borovets

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Borovets Ski Resort ©
Borovets Ski Resort
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School ©
Yanakiev Ski and Snowboard School

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Bansko

Bansko ©
Boasting the longest ski runs in the country, Bansko offers one of the best ski resort locations in Bulgaria.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, take in the awesome beauty at Vihren, then fly down the slopes at Ski Bansko, and finally make a trip to Pirin Street. On your second day here, make a trip to Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pirin National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bansko trip itinerary app.

Drive from Borovets to Bansko in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Rila.

Things to do in Bansko

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bezbog - peak in Pirin Mountains, Pirin National Park
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Ski Bansko ©
Ski Bansko
Pirin National Park ©
Pirin National Park
Pirin Street ©
Pirin Street

1
night
Rila

Rila ©
Rila is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, in Rila Municipality, part of Kyustendil Province. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Musala Peak and then contemplate the long history of Rila Monastery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rila trip planner.

You can drive from Bansko to Rila in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in Rila, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Plovdiv.

Things to do in Rila

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Rila Monastery ©
Rila Monastery
Musala Peak ©
Musala Peak

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the ancient world of Plovdiv Roman Theatre, then don't miss a visit to Plovdiv Old Town, then have some family-friendly fun at Old Plovdiv Retro Photo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at "St. st. Konstantin and Elena" Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Plovdiv vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rila to Plovdiv takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. March in Plovdiv sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sunny Beach.

Things to do in Plovdiv

Historic Sites · Fun & Games
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Plovdiv Roman Theatre ©
Plovdiv Roman Theatre
Plovdiv Old Town ©
Plovdiv Old Town
Room Escape Games

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a splash at Action Aquapark, then get out on two wheels at Karting Sunny Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. John the Baptist. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at ''Primorski'' park, then get your game on at CRG Airsoft Arena, and then browse the different shops at Royal Beach Mall.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sunny Beach online visit planner.

Drive from Plovdiv to Sunny Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Sunny Beach sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sunny Beach

Theme Parks · Parks · Baths

Side Trips

CRG Airsoft Arena, ''Primorski'' park, Church of St. John the Baptist
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Action Aquapark ©
Action Aquapark
''Primorski'' park ©
''Primorski'' park
CRG Airsoft Arena ©
CRG Airsoft Arena

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